The construction be + to-infinitive also denotes a future activity already planned.

This form also denotes obligation, intention or what should be done.

 

Examples of  BE + TO-INFINITIVE

I am to meet her tomorrow.

They are to work really hard this month.

She is to come soon.

You are to write this now.

They are to be married in May, this year.

I am to tell you something very important.

 

Practice English language grammar with this test about the construction of future time.

Put sentence into future using shortened form of the verb:


He (.. to say..) nothing further at present.

He'll say...
He should say ..

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Wrong!

Put sentence into future using shortened form of the verb: Complete with The Future Perfect Tense



It's raining cats and dogs! wait until it (..to stop..).

..it has stopped.
.it stopped.

Correct!

Wrong!

Put sentence into future using shortened form of the verb:


I (.. to see..) her tomorrow.

I'll see...
I will see....

Correct!

Wrong!

Complete the sentence with verb to denote an action arranged or decided upon. going + infinitive


My brother (..to go..) to be married next week.

My brother is going ...
My brother will go ...

Correct!

Wrong!

Put sentence into future using shortened form of the verb:


He (..to let know...) you soon.

He'll see ....
He will see ....

Correct!

Wrong!

Complete the sentence with verb to denote an action arranged or decided upon. going + infinitive


I (..to go..) to take a sleep.

I am going ...
I will go ...

Correct!

Wrong!

Complete the sentence with verb to denote an action arranged or decided upon. going + infinitive


He ( ..to go .. ) to get a breakfast.

 

He's going ...
He will go ...

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Put sentence into future to denote future action : The present perfect tense


The bus (..to leave..) in the morning.

The bus leaves ...
The bus should leave ...

Correct!

Wrong!

Put sentence into future to denote future action : The present perfect tense


He (..to come..) on Monday.

He comes ...
He will come

Correct!

Wrong!

Put sentence into future to denote future action : The present perfect tense


Call me up when shee (..to arrive..).

... she arrive.
... when arive.

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GOING + TO-INFINITIVE

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Future Perfect Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Present Perfect Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Future Progressive Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Simple Present Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Present Progressive Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Simple Future Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

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