English Grammar : Auxiliary Verb 'Will'

Use of Auxiliary Verb 'Will' in English Grammar

Uses of Auxiliary Verb "WILL"

'Will' is used to express willingness or ability, state the action, request, order, command, direction, instructions and to acknowledge in various tense sentences."

One of will’s most common uses as a modal verb is to talk about things that are certain, very likely, or planned to happen in the future.

'Will' is used to create an approximation of the future simple tense and the future continuous tense.
  • • “I will turn 45 tomorrow.” (future simple tense)
  • • “She will be singing at the Award night as well.” (future continuous tense)
Will can used to make the future perfect tense and the future perfect continuous tense. These tenses both describe a scenario that began in the past and will either finish in or continue into the future.
  • • “It’s hard to believe that by next month we will have been married for 20 years.” (future perfect tense)
  • • “By the time I get there, he will have been waiting for over an hour.” (future perfect continuous tense)
'Will' is also used for normal future tense sentences.
    (a) To state the action of future.
  • • I will go.
  • • I will write.
  • • I will call you by 11:00 at night.
  • (b) To state request in future tense.
  • Will he come with us?
  • Will you help me?
  • Will you lend me some money
'Will' is also used in present tense sentences.
    (a) Will is used in simple present tense for issuing an orders in the present time.
  • Will you complete this now?
  • • You will complete this work now.
  • (b) Will is also used to acknowledge. (response to question in “a” above)
  • • I will do it, Sir.
We use 'will' to make Promise.
  • • I will call you when I arrive.
  • • I will make the travel arrangements.
  • • I will take care of everything for you.
  • • I promise that I will write you every single day.
  • • I promise I will not tell him about the surprise party.
  • • I will make sure everyone has access to inexpensive health insurance.
Voluntary action:
We use 'will' for Voluntary action.
  • • I will get it.
  • • I will make dinner tonight.
  • • I will get you some coffee.
  • • I will make some sandwiches.
  • • Teacher will be replaced from tomorrow.
We use 'will' for Prediction.
  • • It will rain tomorrow.
  • • Binta will be there by 10:00.
  • • The meeting will be over soon.
  • • Who do you think will get the job?
  • • The river will overflow its banks every spring.
  • • The year 2020 will be a very interesting year.
We use 'will' to make Request.
  • Will you help me?
  • • Sign this, will you?
  • Will you open the window, please?
We use 'will' to make Offers.
  • Will you join us?
  • Will you merry me?
  • Will you have a cup of tea?
  • Will your friend join us for some lunch?
Types of Auxiliary Verbs
(1) Auxiliary–cum–verbs.

"Auxiliary-cum-verbs" are :

These 11 auxiliaries are also used as verbs, therefore, they are called Auxiliary–cum–verbs. These are used to form Tenses. ( Please refer Tense Table).

(2) Pure Auxiliary verbs..

These 20 auxiliaries only support normal verbs, therefore, they are called Pure Auxiliary Verbs. They are also called Models or Model Auxiliary Verbs.

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