Introduction to Future Tenses

The near future expresses what is going to take place or what the subject is going to do in the not‐too‐distant future. In some instances, the present tense is used to imply a near future event or action. In other instances, the verb aller (to go) is used to speak about something that will happen soon.

The future tense expresses what will happen or what the subject will do at some time in the future. The future tense is also used after conjunctions of time to refer to future actions.

The futur antérieur is the compound form of the future tense and expresses what shall or will have been entirely completed at a given time or what will have been completed before another future action takes place.