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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

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I, he, she, it, we, you, they will sleep Ill sleep
you will sleep youll sleep
he will sleep hell sleep
they will sleep theyll sleep

2. Negative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I, he, she, it, we, you, they will not sleep Ill not sleep
won’t sleep
you will not sleep youll not sleep
I won’t sleep
he will not sleep hell not sleep
he won’t sleep
they will not sleep theyll not sleep
they won’t sleep