GCSE SPANISH FUTURE TENSE

GCSE SPANISH FUTURE TENSE

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Future Tense
Endings
é, ás, á, emos, éis, án
Note that every one except the nosotros form requires a written accent.
Stem
Normally, the infinitive is used as the stem (exceptions will be given below).
co
hablar me vivir
r
hablaré hablaremos comeré comeremos viviré viviremos
hablarás hablaréis comerás comeréis vivirás viviréis
hablará hablarán comerá comerán vivirá vivirán
Verbs with irregular future stems: (Remember that this same stem is used to form the
conditional.)
decir dir to say
haber habr there to be [impersonal] to have [helping verb]
hacer har to make, do
poder podr to be able
poner pondr to put, place, set
querer querr to want, love
saber sabr to know [a fact], know how [+ infinitive]
salir saldr to leave, go out
tener tendr to have
valer valdr to be worth
venir vendr to come
Uses
There are two main ways in which the future tense is used in Spanish:
It indicates future time, the same as in English.
Mañana saldremos para Madrid. Tomorrow we will leave for Madrid.
El lunes iré al hospital. I'll go to the hospital on Monday.
The future tense is also used to indicate conjecture or probability in the present time. In
English, expressions such as "probably", "must", "I/you think" are usually used rather than
the future tense.
The periphrastic future: Ir a + the infinitive. A present tense form of the verb ir (to go) plus
the preposition a plus an infinitive is often used as a substitute for the future tense in Spanish.
The same phenomenon also occurs in English:
¿Vas a estudiar mañana? Are you going to study tomorrow?

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Ms Casas

A good summary of the Future Tense, explaining how to conjugate both the regular and irregular verbs, and also giving some information about its uses. 

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