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  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
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  • In this chapter you can find the explanation of the future continuous tense. It gives you an overview of the rules and exceptions. The future continuous in English is used to describe an action that will be happening in the future. This action can be happening in a continuous way or can be planned in the future.

    How to form the future continuous?

     The future continuous is formed with the auxiliary verb 'to will' and the infinitive verb 'to be' followed by the present participle of the main verb. 

    Form of 'to will' + infinitive 'to be' + present participle of the main verb

    How the future continuous is formed, depends on whether the sentence is:

    1. Affirmative: expresses the truth of a certain assertion.
    2. Negative: expresses the falsity of a certain assertion. 
    3. Interrogative: expresses a question.

    1. Affirmatives 

    Structure: subject / pronoun + will + be + present participle of main verb + rest of the sentence

    Examples:

    • This time tomorrow, I will be working at the new company. 
    • Next year, he will be living in Africa. 
    • Next month we will be running a marathon. 

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    2. Negatives 

    Structure: subject / pronoun + will + not + be + present participle of main verb + rest of the sentence

    Examples:

    • By this time tomorrow, I will not be working
    • In one year, he will not be singing anymore. 
    • Next month, they will not be walking to school anymore. 

    3. Interrogatives 

    Structure: will + subject / pronoun + be + present participle of main verb + rest of the sentence + question mark

    Examples:

    • Will you be working at the company of your dreams next year? 
    • Will he be travelling next month? 
    • Will we be cycling to school every day in two years? 

    Usage of the English future continuous tense

    The table below shows you the situations in which the English future continuous tense is used and examples of the future continuous tense. 

    Situation Example
    You want to describe an event or action that will be taking place in the future and that are likely to continue. 
    • In two years, he will be working at a supermarket. 
    • Next month I will be studying to become a doctor. 
    You want to describe events or actions in the future.
    • She will be talking about it later. 
    • He will be cooking tomorrow. 

    Test your knowledge of the English future continuous with the exercises below!