Short forms and long forms in the Will future
How to use short/contracted forms with the will-future
We often use short forms of auxiliaries in spoken English. The will-future is formed with the auxiliary will, so short forms are very frequent.
The auxiliary will can only be contracted – ‘ll – when it is followed by an infinitive.
- Who will help me? – I will.
- Who’ll help me? – I’ll help
1. Affirmative forms
2. Negative forms