The futur composé (also known as the futur proche) is used for actions in the near future. It emphasises that there is already an intention to carry out the action, and that the action will take place shortly.
Christine va partir dans deux secondes.
Elle va aller au supermarché.
- action that will take place shortly
- Christine va partir dans deux secondes.Christine is leaving in two seconds.
- planned action for the near future
- Elle va aller au supermarché.She’s going to go to the supermarket.
We need the conjugated form of aller and the infinitive of the full verb.
|person||form of aller||full verb|
|1st person singular||je vais||
|2nd person singular||tu vas|
|3rd person singular||il/elle/on va|
|1st person plural||nous allons|
|2nd person plural||vous allez|
|3rd person plural||ils/elles vont|
In English we often use words such as about to when we want to emphasise that an action will happen shortly.
- Elle va prendre son sac.
(She’s about to pick up her bag.)