Short/contracted forms and long forms in the will-future

How to use short/contracted forms with the will-future

We often use short/contracted forms of auxiliaries in spoken English. The will-future is formed with the auxiliary will, so short/contracted forms are very frequent.

The auxiliary will can only be contracted when it is followed by an infinitive.

Who will help me? – I will.

Here the auxiliary will must not be contracted.

1. Affirmative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I, he, she, it, we, you, they I will read I'll read
you will read you'll read
he will read he'll read
they will read they'll read

2. Negative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I, he, she, it, we, you, they I will not read I'll not read
I won't read
you will not read you'll not read
I won't read
he will not read he'll not read
he won't read
they will not read they'll not read
they won't read