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Sentence Patterns using "Will...?"

We can use "will" to ask yes/no questions about the future.

We need to use the verb "to be" when followed by adjectives, nouns, or prepositional phrases.

Will + subject + be + adjective/noun...?
  • Will it be cold tomorrow?
  • Will you be ready in 10 minutes?
  • Will she be a doctor next year?
  • Will the clothes be expensive at this store?
  • Will she be angry?
  • Will the show be outside?
We can also use prepositional phrases.
  • Will they be at the coffee shop later?
  • Will you be at home this afternoon?
  • Will the party be at your house?
Also, use "be + past participle" for passive voice questions.
  • Will the house be built soon?
  • Will the car be fixed?
  • Will she be fired because of this?
We can also use "will" with action verbs using this similar sentence pattern.

Will + subject + verb...?
  • Will you go?
  • Will it rain tomorrow?
  • Will she come to the party with her new boyfriend?
  • Will you finish your report by tomorrow?
  • Will your son graduate from university next year?
  • Will the children finish school at 4 pm today?
  • Will the company go bankrupt?
  • Will your husband quit his job if he doesn't get the promotion?
  • Will you finish this week?
  • Will Mark attend this meeting?
  • Will Tina go with us?
Bonus Tips and Points

1. Remember that there are other ways to ask about the future.
  • Will you go tomorrow?
  • Are you going tomorrow?
  • Are you going to go tomorrow?
All three of these questions have the same meaning.

2. These are yes/no questions, so we can answer with short or long answers.

Will it rain tonight?
  • Yes, it will rain tonight.
  • No, it will not rain tonight.
  • Yes, it will.
  • No, it won't.
  • Yes.
  • No.
Real-World English Conversations

A) Will you need a smoking or non-smoking room?
B) I want a non-smoking room, please.

A) Will your brother be at your cousin's wedding?
B) Unfortunately, no. He is in Europe on business, so he will not come.

A) Will the plane tickets be expensive in December?
B) Yes. December is the busy season, so tickets will be a little pricey.

A) Will you move to a new house after you have the baby?
B) Yes, we will move out of the city. It is too noisy and dangerous for a baby.

A) Will you tell her the truth?
B) No. I don't think it will help her. I won't tell her anything.

A) Will the show start on time?
B) Yes, I think it will start on time.

A) Will she like it?
B) I hope so.

Use these free English lessons to learn the most common sentence patterns in the English language. If you learn these sentences and questions, it will help you speak English well. Study the lessons thoroughly, practice making your own sentences, and come back to review often. If you do these three steps, your English speaking will improve quickly and you will be able to have natural English conversations.

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