Future from the Past

The future from the past is used for when you thought in the past that something was going to happen in the future.

For example: I thought I would pass the test’.  

Whether you passed the test or not is clear from the other things that you say:

‘I thought I would pass the test, and I did!’   or   ‘I thought I would pass the test, but I failed’

To talk about things that you thought were going to happen in the past you cannot use the future tense, see the diagram below to see the tense you need,  then test yourself with our exercises: QuizGap-FillMatch the Sentencesdownloadable worksheet.