Simple Present vs. Present Continuous vs. Simple Future | English Grammar Worksheet


The simple present is used to talk about time tabled future events.

The present continuous is commonly used to talk about future events which have already been planned or decided.

We use the simple future to talk about future events which are not already decided.

Tenses worksheet for class 8

Fill in the blanks with a verb form that shows future. 

1. I ……………………….. the manager in the afternoon. (will see / am seeing / see)

2. Dad’s train ………………………….. at 3.30 pm. (is arriving / arrives / will arrive)

3. I ……………………… probably apply for that job. (will / would / am)

4. I think I ………………………. the first prize. (will win / am winning / win)

5. They ………………………….. to Chennai in February. (move / are moving / will move)

6. Sudha and Shiva …………………………. married next month. (get / are getting / will get)

7. If you don’t hurry up, you …………………………. be late. (will / are / would)

8. I ……………………………. you if you hit my dog again. (will kill / am killing / would kill)

9. ……………………………. I open the door? (Will / Shall / Would)

10. She ………………………….. probably be coming in the afternoon. (will / would / is)

11. I ………………………… quit my job if I win a jackpot. (will / would / am)

Answers

1. I am seeing the manager in the afternoon.
2. Dad’s train arrives at 3.30 pm.
3. I will probably apply for that job.
4. I think I will win the first prize.
5. They are moving to Chennai in February.
6. Sudha and Shiva are getting married next month.
7. If you don’t hurry up, you will be late.
8. I will kill you if you hit my dog again.
9. Shall I open the door?
10. She will probably be coming in the afternoon.
11. I will quit my job if I win a jackpot.