Voices of assertive sentences in future tense

FUTURE TENSE

It should be  noted that while changing the voices in Future tense, the auxiliary verbs,  ‘will’ and ‘shall’, are used in accordance with the sense of  ‘normal future’ or  ‘serious future’  (showing a determination, a truth, strong offer, pledge, surety, etc…)  as we studied in   simple future tense  in the topic  Tenses and their salient roles.

So, let’s study  the voices of assertive sentence in future tense.

1  Simple future tense

The pattern of Active Voice

S + will/shall + V + O

eg: They shall give me the chance to try once more.

Here,  ‘shall’ is used with the ‘third person’ subject  ‘They’  to show the  sense of  ‘surety’.

The pattern of Passive Voice

O + will/shall + be + V3 + by + S

eg: I will be given the chance to try once more by them.

To maintain  ‘the sense of surety’   in the Active voice,  the auxiliary verb  ‘will’  is used with the first person object  ‘I’  in the passive voice.

 

2  Future continuous tense

The pattern of Active Voice

S + will/shall + be + V+ing + O

eg: Tom will be conducting the programme.

The  pattern of Passive voice

O + will/shall + be + being + V3 + by+ S

eg: The programme will be being conducted by Tom

 

3  Future Perfect tense.

The pattern of Active Voice

S + will/shall + have + V3 + O

eg: You will have met him there.

The pattern of Passive Voice

O + will/shall + have + been + V3 + by + S

eg: He will have been met there by you

There is no passive voice for Future perfect continuous tense.  However, the passive voice of future perfect tense can be borrowed for it.

Now,  let’s  find out answers  for the  questions provided in the  Practical Study  of  this topic.

 

After that,  we  are going to the topic  voices in interrogative sentencescontinue reading

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