WILL (future simple)

WILL (future simple)

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In this post, we cover the hard-to-distinguish proficiency levels when using the future simple ‘will’.  Note that some of these overlap with ‘shall’ but we are not focussed on that here.  We also are not covering ‘will’ and something that is easier to formally differentiate the grammar point.  These points are doubled up on Future and Modality.  *Point numbers come from downloading the full categories.

A1

FUTURE 1 AFFIRMATIVE | MODALITY 9 affirmative
FUTURE 2 plans and intentions | MODALITY 8 PLANS AND INTENTIONS

 

A2

FUTURE 6 negative forms ‘will not’ and ‘won’t’ | MODALITY 14 will A2 negative forms

FUTURE 7 WILLINGNESS | MODALITY 54 WILLINGNESS, OFFERS

FUTURE 8 PLANS AND INTENTIONS  (*all the examples are yes-no questions) | MODALITY  28 ask about plans and intentions.

FUTURE 19 QUESTIONS | MODALITY 43 will A2 question form

FUTURE 20 make requests. (questions) | MODALITY 44 make requests in a limited range of contexts

 

B1

FUTURE 27 PREDICTIONS | MODALITY 82 B1 make predictions & question tags

*FUTURE 33 FIXED PLANS  often with timetabled times and dates | MODALITY 106 B1 ‘will’ to talk about fixed plans in the future, often with timetabled times or dates.

*216 MODALITY C2 WILLFULNESS OR DISAPPROVAL ‘will’ to talk about general behaviour, often disapprovingly. (the example uses an exclamation point)


Considering so many uses. it is easier to turn to the vocabulary used with ‘will’.  Although there are various grammar points in the EGP based on range of vocabulary found with a structure, there is none for this very common one.  It would make sense for us to create our own.  Something like: A1 with A1 verbs or A1 pronouns, A2 with A2 nouns as subjects or verbs etc.

A search on iWeb:

*ll_VM _VVI

1 WILL HELP 934856
2 WILL NEED 903579
3 WILL TAKE 716264
4 WILL MAKE 645610
5 WILL GET 603176
6 WILL SEE 492702
7 WILL FIND 484858
8 WILL CONTINUE 482905
9 WILL GIVE 473572
10 WILL WORK 371504
11 WILL PROVIDE 365896
12 WILL GO 358749
13 WILL RECEIVE 354727


14 WILL ALLOW 347241

Arabic,Female,117,5,w

Every incident you go through will allow you to learn something which will help you through out your life.


15 WILL COME 335013


16 ‘LL FIND 264955

Turkish,Male,564,3,g

When he goes back to his country, he‘ll find a job.


17 ‘LL NEED 262503
18 WILL USE 254356
19 WILL BECOME 242900
20 ‘LL SEE 234506
21 WILL KEEP 230275
22 ‘LL GET 227993
23 WILL LOOK 224472
24 WILL SHOW 223928
25 WILL INCLUDE 205541
26 WILL START 195427
27 WILL TELL 178935
28 WILL BRING 177220
29 WILL REMAIN 169283
30 WILL APPEAR 168941
31 WILL BEGIN 164979
32 WILL WANT 157570
33 WILL REQUIRE 157270
34 WILL LEARN 154009
35 WILL TRY 151458
36 WILL CHANGE 133557
37 WILL HAPPEN 129583
38 WILL PLAY 125792
39 WILL RUN 125176
40 WILL LEAD 124573
41 WILL INCREASE 122365
42 WILL PAY 120659
43 WILL CAUSE 119160
44 WILL SAY 117648
45 WILL RESULT 116993
46 WILL OPEN 115605
47 WILL CREATE 115143
48 WILL ADD 110903
49 WILL KNOW 107009
50 WILL LOVE 106609
51 WILL RETURN 105753
52 WILL LAST 102139
53 WILL OFFER 102139
54 WILL SEND 99540
55 WILL LEAVE 99410
56 WILL ENSURE 99349
57 WILL FEATURE 96123
58 WILL LET 95617
59 WILL END 93216
60 WILL COST 92908
61 ‘LL WANT 92082
62 WILL ENABLE 91908
63 WILL FEEL 89705
64 WILL SAVE 89639
65 WILL DEPEND 89457
66 WILL BENEFIT 88139
67 WILL SERVE 86846
68 WILL ENJOY 85887
69 WILL TURN 84801
70 WILL FOLLOW 84242
71 WILL PUT 84194
72 WILL HOLD 83831
73 WILL STAY 83797
74 ‘LL TAKE 81528
75 WILL COVER 81008
76 WILL MEET 79011
77 WILL VARY 78442
78 WILL FOCUS 77038
79 WILL FIT 71577
80 WILL ASK 71074
81 WILL MOVE 71067
82 WILL GROW 69194
83 WILL AFFECT 68766
84 WILL APPLY 65227
85 WILL STOP 65080
86 WILL SUPPORT 64701
87 WILL DISCUSS 64350
88 WILL LOSE 63686
89 WILL NOTICE 63213
90 WILL IMPROVE 61979
91 WILL SET 61880
92 WILL DEVELOP 60069
93 ‘LL TRY 59563
94 WILL PRODUCE 59354
95 ‘LL GIVE 58884
96 WILL DISPLAY 58362
97 ‘LL MAKE 58240
98 WILL DETERMINE 57994
99 ‘LL GO 57913
100 WILL REDUCE 56178


wo|will _XX _VVI

1 WO N’T GET 56290
2 WILL NOT WORK 43522


3 WO N’T WORK 40450

Spanish,Female,3,g

While he studies, he won’t work in the US because he doesn’t have a visa.


4 WO N’T GO 28939
5 WO N’T FIND 27375
6 WO N’T NEED 26515
7 WILL NOT GET 25755
8 WO N’T LET 24115
9 WO N’T MAKE 21765
10 WILL NOT ALLOW 20952
11 WO N’T SEE 19812
12 WILL NOT GO 18706
13 WO N’T TAKE 18187
14 WO N’T WANT 17371
15 WILL NOT MAKE 16701
16 WILL NOT RECEIVE 16271
17 WILL NOT CHANGE 15943
18 WO N’T KNOW 15807
19 WILL NOT NEED 15803
20 WILL NOT AFFECT 15676
21 WILL NOT ACCEPT 14607
22 WILL NOT TAKE 14498
23 WO N’T HAPPEN 14070
24 WO N’T HELP 13989
25 WILL NOT SEE 12688
26 WO N’T GIVE 12621
27 WILL NOT LET 12603
28 WILL NOT GIVE 12490
29 WILL NOT USE 12384
30 WO N’T STOP 11797
31 WO N’T COME 11713
32 WILL NOT FIND 11705
33 WO N’T CHANGE 10905
34 WILL NOT COME 10646
35 WILL NOT HELP 10010
36 WO N’T LAST 9112
37 WO N’T HURT 9086
38 WO N’T ALLOW 8583
39 WILL NOT STOP 8138
40 WILL NOT PROVIDE 7916
41 WO N’T SAY 7876
42 WILL NOT SHOW 7828
43 WO N’T REGRET 7720
44 WILL NOT APPEAR 7598
45 WILL NOT CAUSE 7496
46 WILL NOT WANT 7441
47 WO N’T TELL 7383
48 WILL NOT HAPPEN 7188
49 WO N’T FEEL 7143
50 WO N’T USE 7049
51 WO N’T BREAK 6927
52 WILL NOT PAY 6827
53 WILL NOT FIT 6737
54 WO N’T START 6709
55 WILL NOT APPLY 6575
56 WILL NOT RUN 6466
57 WILL NOT KNOW 6315
58 WO N’T LEAVE 6231
59 WO N’T MATTER 6099
60 WO N’T FIT 6004
61 WILL NOT TOLERATE 5970
62 WO N’T RUN 5924
63 WO N’T AFFECT 5847
64 WO N’T SHOW 5834
65 WO N’T BELIEVE 5827
66 WILL NOT LEAVE 5463
67 WO N’T LOOK 5450
68 WILL NOT LAST 5411
69 WILL NOT SELL 5307
70 WILL NOT START 5245
71 WO N’T PAY 5193
72 WILL NOT RETURN 5186
73 WO N’T MISS 5065
74 WO N’T PLAY 5038
75 WILL NOT REQUIRE 4926
76 WILL NOT INCLUDE 4819
77 WILL NOT COVER 4684
78 WO N’T LOSE 4643
79 WO N’T TURN 4624
80 WO N’T FORGET 4590
81 WO N’T NOTICE 4399
82 WILL NOT HOLD 4381
83 WO N’T LIKE 4328
84 WILL NOT DISAPPOINT 4198
85 WILL NOT PLAY 4145
86 WILL NOT BECOME 4139
87 WILL NOT TURN 4130
88 WO N’T HOLD 4119
89 WILL NOT SHARE 4096
90 WO N’T ACCEPT 4079
91 WO N’T EAT 4054
92 WO N’T BOTHER 3969
93 WO N’T CUT 3944
94 WO N’T STAY 3890
95 WO N’T CAUSE 3889
96 WO N’T BUY 3880
97 WILL NOT LOSE 3864
98 WILL NOT STAND 3808
99 WO N’T COST 3808
100 WILL NOT MOVE 3777


will_VM _P _VVI

1 WILL IT TAKE 14456
2 WILL I NEED 9194
3 WILL I GET 8649
4 WILL I RECEIVE 6627
5 WILL I KNOW 5461
6 WILL YOU NEED 5238
7 WILL WE SEE 4532
8 WILL YOU GET 4472
9 WILL IT COST 4465
10 WILL IT WORK 3972
11 WILL YOU FIND 3309
12 WILL YOU USE 3101
13 WILL YOU TAKE 2611
14 WILL YOU MAKE 2604
15 WILL YOU KNOW 2486
16 WILL YOU GO 2484
17 WILL IT MAKE 2135
18 WILL WE GET 2043
19 WILL YOU HELP 2019
20 WILL IT AFFECT 1949
21 WILL YOU GIVE 1830
22 WILL YOU CHOOSE 1788
23 WILL IT HELP 1718
24 WILL YOU SEE 1578
25 WILL THEY GET 1562
26 WILL I SEE 1473
27 WILL YOU COME 1325
28 WILL I FIND 1312
29 WILL I LOSE 1281
30 WILL WE KNOW 1195
31 WILL IT GO 1135
32 WILL I LEARN 1133
33 WILL IT LAST 1125
34 WILL YOU JOIN 1100
35 WILL YOU TELL 1085
36 WILL YOU MARRY 1057
37 WILL THEY GO 1052
38 WILL I MAKE 1025
39 WILL IT GET 1006
40 WILL WE NEED 959
41 WILL THEY MAKE 931
42 WILL IT HAPPEN 913
43 WILL THEY FIND 905
44 WILL YOU TRY 901
45 WILL YOU SAY 885
46 WILL HE GET 883
47 WILL YOU PAY 873
48 WILL YOU LET 869
49 WILL IT LOOK 866
50 WILL IT END 843
51 WILL I GIVE 832
52 WILL THEY TAKE 802
53 WILL WE FIND 764
54 WILL IT COME 762
55 WILL I GO 752
56 WILL YOU FEEL 749
57 WILL I USE 740
58 WILL IT CHANGE 739
59 WILL YOU LEARN 739
60 WILL YOU KEEP 734
61 WILL THEY COME 717
62 WILL IT FIT 710
63 WILL I PAY 686
64 WILL THEY NEED 684
65 WILL I FEEL 667
66 WILL YOU PUT 623
67 WILL HE GO 604
68 WILL THEY KNOW 593
69 WILL YOU STOP 593
70 WILL YOU ACCEPT 584
71 WILL YOU CONTINUE 559
72 WILL HE MAKE 558
73 WILL THEY WORK 545
74 WILL YOU SHARE 544
75 WILL IT HURT 536
76 WILL IT BECOME 520
77 WILL YOU SPEND 516
78 WILL IT CAUSE 512
79 WILL THEY USE 506
80 WILL I TAKE 496
81 WILL YOU WANT 485
82 WILL THEY THINK 480
83 WILL IT MEAN 475
84 WILL YOU ALLOW 475
85 WILL THEY GIVE 472
86 WILL YOU LOOK 472
87 WILL THEY CONTINUE 454
88 WILL HE FIND 450
89 WILL YOU MISS 447
90 WILL YOU PLAY 443
91 WILL YOU PROVIDE 442
92 WILL SHE GET 438
93 WILL YOU SEND 437
94 WILL YOU BUY 433
95 WILL YOU ADD 429
96 WILL YOU STAY 423
97 WILL I BUY 422
98 WILL THEY KEEP 415
99 WILL IT STOP 412
100 WILL YOU BRING 411


_NN will_VM

1 STUDENTS WILL 273062
2 PEOPLE WILL 267049
3 TEAM WILL 116719
4 WILL 100155
5 PROGRAM WILL 96446
6 SYSTEM WILL 93520
7 TIME WILL 85429
8 COMPANY WILL 79418
9 COURSE WILL 76064
10 EVENT WILL 73770
11 INFORMATION WILL 69236
12 PLAYERS WILL 64972
13 PROJECT WILL 63463
14 GAME WILL 61783
15 USERS WILL 59646
16 SERVICE WILL 56736
17 OTHERS WILL 56332
18 THINGS WILL 56257
19 STAFF WILL 55510
20 CHILDREN WILL 55122
21 CUSTOMERS WILL 52576
22 WORK WILL 51296
23 KIDS WILL 49959
24 STUDENT WILL 49666
25 GOD WILL 47673
26 PARTICIPANTS WILL 47497
27 SERVICES WILL 46211
28 MEMBERS WILL 45942
29 PROCESS WILL 44574
30 COMPANIES WILL 44007
31 DATA WILL 43238
32 CHILD WILL 43224
33 GOVERNMENT WILL 42128
34 FANS WILL 42083
35 WINNER WILL 41326
36 WORLD WILL 40564
37 GROUP WILL 40394
38 DAY WILL 40144
39 PERSON WILL 39752
40 YEAR WILL 39697
41 FAMILY WILL 39077
42 RESULTS WILL 38132
43 CANDIDATE WILL 38029
44 SITE WILL 37426
45 BODY WILL 37029
46 GUESTS WILL 36544
47 LIFE WILL 36400
48 TEAMS WILL 35562
49 WATER WILL 34916
50 ARTICLE WILL 34861
51 CHANGES WILL 34096
52 GUIDE WILL 33735
53 PLAN WILL 31838
54 BOOK WILL 31830
55 APPLICATION WILL 31648
56 DOCTOR WILL 31510
57 WINNERS WILL 31315
58 PAGE WILL 30976
59 MONEY WILL 30395
60 PRODUCT WILL 29180
61 SHOW WILL 29034
62 SERIES WILL 28988
63 SCHOOL WILL 28971
64 CARD WILL 28702
65 EXPERIENCE WILL 28387
66 CLASS WILL 28364
67 CAR WILL 28162
68 APP WILL 27603
69 ACCOUNT WILL 27484
70 OFFICE WILL 27310
71 ITEMS WILL 27283
72 BUSINESS WILL 27219
73 READERS WILL 27098
74 AREA WILL 26920
75 FILE WILL 26838
76 FEE WILL 26295
77 SESSION WILL 26086
78 APPLICATIONS WILL 25605
79 MARKET WILL 25393
80 PRODUCTS WILL 25392
81 ROLE WILL 25332
82 CITY WILL 25113
83 CHANGE WILL 24978
84 OPTION WILL 24682
85 NAME WILL 24625
86 POSITION WILL 24583
87 USER WILL 24538
88 TECHNOLOGY WILL 24498
89 WILL 24407
90 WINDOW WILL 24361
91 LIST WILL 24186
92 ORDER WILL 24031
93 COMMITTEE WILL 24019
94 REPORT WILL 23842
95 GAMES WILL 23827
96 EMPLOYEES WILL 23702
97 WOMEN WILL 23518
98 POST WILL 23410
99 NUMBER WILL 23376
100 CODE WILL 23303


B1 vocabulary from the above searches:

accept, account, allow, appear, application, applications, apply, article, benefit, candidate, continue, create, develop, disappoint, display, employees, event, experience, fee, government, increase, items, kids, lead, marry, option, position, produce, product, products, provide, readers, reduce, regret, remain, report, require, result, results, role, series, service, services, session, support, system, technology, user, users


A2

add, area, become, believe, bother, break, bring, card, companies, company, cost, cover, customers, cut, discuss, fans, file, fit, follow, forget, god, grow, guests, guide, happen, hold, hurt, improve, include, information, join, keep, let, list, lose, market, matter, mean, members, move, notice, offer, office, order, plan, post, program, project, receive, return, save, sell, serve, set, share, site, spend, staff, stand, team, teams, try, turn, winner, winners

 

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