Future tense 4 – Future continuous

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1. Introduction

We use the future continuous to talk about actions or events that will happen/continue for a certain time in the future.

2. How do we make the Future Continuous tense?

The future continuous is made up of two elements:
the simple future of the verb ‘to be’ + the present participle (base+ing)

Subject simple future of the verb ‘to be’ present participle
You will be playing
I will be swimming

3. The future continuous can be used :

The continuous future can be used to project itself into the future.

Example:

  • Next Monday you will be working in your new job.

In the interrogative form, the continuous future can be used to politely ask for information about the future.

Example:

  • Will I be sleeping in this room?

The future continuous can be used for predicting or guessing about future events.

Example:

  • He’ll be coming to the meeting, I expect.

4. Example

To stay, future continuous :

Affirmative Negative Interrogative Negative Interrogative
I will be learning. I won’t be learning. Will I be learning? Won’t I be learning?
You will be learning. You won’t be learning. Will you be learning? Won’t you be learning?
He will be learning. He won’t be learning. Will he be learning? Won’t he be learning?
She will be learning. She won’t be learning. Will she be learning? Won’t she be learning?
It will be learning. It won’t be learning. Will it be learning? Won’t it be learning?
We will be learning. We won’t be learning. Will we be learning? Won’t we be learning?
They will be learning. They won’t be learning Will they be learning? Won’t they be learning?

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