The future tense

 



     
   

   
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The future tense explained with examples


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Express the Future.

 


 

What is the future tense??

The future is represented by the ball in the above diagram. The future is an action that is yet to happen.

The future tense = an action expected to occur.

Important: The future tense is derived from the simple present verb. Just add the prefix "ha" for Egyptian Colloquial and "sa" for MSA/Classical.

Prefixes are placed at the beginning of words.

Sum-up:
The "ha" prefix added to the simple present for Egyptian Colloquial.

The "sa" prefix added to the simple present for MSA/Classical



 

  Here is an example of a verb in the future tense…

Future tense verb conjugated




أنا سَأدْخُلُ

أنا حادْخُلْ
ana ad/khul 

I will enter




  نَحْنُ سَنَدْخُلُ

   إحْنا حـَنـِدْخُلْ
iḥna ha/nid/khul

We will enter

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Future tense verb conjugated




   أنا سَأشْرَبُ

   أنا حاشْرَبْ
ana ha sh/rab 
I will drink    




   نَحْنُ سَنَشْرَبُ

إحْنا حـَنـِشْرَبْ
iḥna ha/ni sh/rab
We will drink

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Drills with answers (conjugate future tense verbs)

  Conjugate on paper the verb ”fata (to open) into the
         future tense...

 Answers below for drill 1

Drill 1

أنا

أنا
ana
haf-tah

نَحْنُ

إحْنا
ihna

أنْتَ

إنْتَ
inta
             

أنْتُم    

إنِتُمْ
intu
  

أنْتُنَّ

أنْتِ

إنْتِ
inti

أنْتُما

 

هُوَ

هُوَّ

howwa

هُمْ

هُمَّ
homma
   

هِيَ

هِيَّ
hiyya

هُما

هُنَّ

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Answers (Drill 1)




 أنا سَأفْتَحُ
أنا حافْتَحْ

 16 
ana haf/tah 
I will open




نَحْنُ سَنَفْتَحُ
إحْنا حـَنـِفْتَحْ

 17 
iḥna  a/nif/tah
We will open

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  Conjugate on paper the verb alab” (to request) in the future tense...

  Answers below for drill 2

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Answers (Drill 2)




أنا سَأطْلُب

أنا حاطْلُبْ
 24 
ana a/lub 
I will request




نَحْنُ سَنَطْلُبُ

إحْنا حـَنـِطْلُبْ
 25 
iḥna a/nu/lub
We will request

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