French/Grammar/Tenses/Near future

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Futur Proche in French

Usage of Near Future[edit]

This tense is used to speak about something happening in the very near future, as an alternative to either the future anterior (le futur antérieur) or the simple future (le futur simple).

Formation of the Near Future[edit]

This tense uses a combination of the verb to go (aller) in its present indicative form appropriate to the subject followed by the infinitive of the verb that will be done.

  • Je vais faire du shopping. I will go shopping, I am going shopping. (I am going to do the shopping.)
  • Nous allons jouer au foot. We will play football.