Sentences in Future Tense Using Irregular Verb Poder   By Ron Slone

The Future The Future Indicative

There is a small group of verbs that have an irregular form for the future ("will do"). Remember that normal verbs start with the "R" form of the verb, and add forms of "haber" minus the "h" to make a contraction. These irregular "will" forms will still use the present forms of "haber", but they use a variation of the infinitive, sometimes called the irregular future stem or root.

In general, the vowel before the "r" of the infinitive drops out. For example, in the case of the verb "poder", we would expect to use "poder" plus the "will" endings (present forms of "haber"). Actually we drop the "e" and use the future stem, "podr-" and add the "will endings.

Examples
I will be able to go to the beach with them tomorrow.
Yo podré ir a la playa con ellos mañana.
Are you going to be able to go to the beach with us tomorrow?
¿ Vas a poder ir a la playa con nosotros mañana?
Will you be able to go to the beach with us tomorrow?
¿ Vas a poder ir a la playa con nosotros mañana?
Do you know if John is going to be able to go to the beach with the boys tomorrow?
¿ Sabes si Juan va a poder ir a la playa con los muchachos mañana?
Do you know if John will be able to go to the beach with them tomorrow?
¿ Sabes si Juan podrá ir a la playa con ellos mañana?
I don't know if Mary is going to be able to go to the beach with the girls tomorrow.
Yo no sé si María va a poder ir a la playa con las muchachas mañana.
I don't know if Mary will be able to go to the beach with them tomorrow.
Yo no sé si María podrá ir a la playa con ellas mañana.
Do you know if we are going to be able to go to the beach with the boys tomorrow?
¿ Sabes si nosotros vamos a poder ir a la playa con los muchachos mañana?
Do you know if we will be able to go to the beach with them tomorrow?
¿ Sabes si nosotros podremos ir a la playa con ellos mañana?
Are you going to be able to study with me tomorrow?
¿ Vas a poder estudiar conmigo mañana?
Will you be able to study with me tomorrow.
¿ Podrás estudiar conmigo mañana?
Do you know if Mary is going to be able to study with us tomorrow?
¿ Sabes si María va a poder estudiar con nosotros mañana?
Do you know if Mary will be able to study with us tomorrow?
¿ Sabes si María podrá estudiar con nosotros mañana?
I don't know if the boys are going to be able to study with us tomorrow.
Yo no sé si los muchachos van a poder estudiar con nosotros mañana.
I don't know if the boys will be able to study with us tomorrow.
Yo no sé si los muchachos podrán estudiar con nosotros mañana.
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