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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Future Continuous Tense

Future Continuous Tense

The future continuous tense is used to express action at a particular moment in the future. However, the action will not have finished at the moment.
POSITIVE STATEMENTS
SUBJECT
WILL BE
VERB + ing
REST OF THE SENTENCE
I
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
You
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
He
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Mohan
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
The boy
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
She
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Pooja
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
The girl
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
We
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
You
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
They
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
The children
will be
studying
at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Notice that we use ‘will be’ and the verb + ing for all subjects.
NEGATIVE STATEMENTS
SUBJECT
WILL NOT BE
VERB + ing
REST OF THE SENTENCE
I
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
You
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
He
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
Mohan
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
The boy
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
She
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
Pooja
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
The girl
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
We
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
You
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
They
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
The children
will not be
playing
at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
Notice that we use ‘will not be’ and the verb + ing for all subjects.
INTERROGATIVE STATEMENTS / QUESTIONS
WILL
SUBJECT
BE
VERB + ing
REST OF THE SENTENCE
Will
I
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
you
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
he
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
Mohan
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
the boy
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
she
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
Pooja
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
the girl
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
we
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
you
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
they
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?
Will
the children
be
sleeping
at 7 a.m tomorrow?

What is Future Continuous Tense?

FUTURE CONTINUOUS

USE: We use FUTURE CONTINUOUS to talk about:
1) An activity or event going on at a particular time or over a particular period in the future.
Example:
- Next Friday, the President will be celebrating ten years in power.
- The plane will be traveling at the speed of sound when it passes overhead.
- I will be saying more about that topic in my next lecture.
2) A future activity or event is the result of a previous decision or arrangement.
Example:
- He will be taking up his place at university in January. (the result of a previous decision)
- She will be performing every day until the end of the month. (part of a schedule)
- We will be going to my brother’s house again for Christmas. (we always go there)
FORMULA
Positive Sentence:
Subject + will/shall + be + verb-ing + object/complement
Example:
- We will be leaving for England at 7:30 in the morning.
- I will be seeing Tony on Wednesday.
- They will be going on holiday with many friends next month.
Negative Sentence:
Sub + will/shall + not + be + verb-ing + obj/comp
Example:
- After operation you will not be doing any sport for a while.
- The prime minister will not be giving a press conference at the next section.
- The government will not be confronting the house problem in the inner cities next time.
Question:
Will/Shall + sub + be + verb-ing + obj/comp ?
Example:
- What will you be doing this time next week?
- Will Jimy be going out this morning?

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