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Introduction

English speakers commonly use the Future Continuous tense to discuss an event or action occurring at a specific moment in the future.

How to make the Future Continuous tense?

The structure of the Future Continuous tense is:

Future Continuous /Progressive Tense | English for CLAT

In negative constructions of the Future Continuous tense, we include "not" between "will" and "be." In interrogative sentences, there is a swapping of the subject and "will." Look at these example sentences with the Future Continuous tense:

Future Continuous /Progressive Tense | English for CLAT

Contraction with Future Continuous

When we use the Future Continuous tense in speaking, we often contract the subject and WILL:

Future Continuous /Progressive Tense | English for CLAT

In negative sentences, we may contract with won't, like this:

Future Continuous /Progressive Tense | English for CLAT

How to use the Future Continuous tense?

The Future Continuous tense conveys an action occurring at a specific point in the future. The action will have commenced before that moment but will still be ongoing at that particular time. For example, tomorrow I will start work at 2pm and stop work at 6pm:

Future Continuous /Progressive Tense | English for CLAT

When we use the Future Continuous tense, our listener usually knows or understands what time we are talking about. Look at these examples:

  • will be playing tennis at 10am tomorrow.
  • They won't be watching TV at 9pm tonight.
  • What will you be doing at 10pm tonight?
  • What will you be doing when I arrive?
  • She will not be sleeping when you telephone her.
  • We'll be having dinner when the film starts.
  • Take your umbrella. It will be raining when you return.
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