Future Continuous Tense: Definition, Examples, Formula & Rules

Future Continuous Tense

The Future Continuous Tense describes the ongoing action at any particular instant in the future, or it will happen in the future.

It is also called a future progressive tense, which means a sentence shows the progress of any action that is continued in the present and continuing in future timing.

future continuous tense

Formula of Future Continuous Tense

Subject + shall be/will be + Verb (ing) + object

Here, Verb (ing) is in the present participle form, and “shall be/will be” is used with the Verb to tell the action is continuing in the future tense.

We can use shall with the subject and we, in any statements of the future tense.

Shall/will+
be
Shall/will+
be
Verbing
(Present Participle)
Rest of Sentence
I, Weshall begoingParis for studies
He, She, You, They,
It
will becomingto your home, for the
wedding ceremony

Sentence Structure & Rules

There are three possibilities of writing any sentence or a statement in future continuous tense form,

  1. Positive statements
    [Subject + shall/will + be + verb (ing) + object] 
  2. Negative statements
    [Subject + shall/will + not + be + verb (ing) + object]
  3. Question statements
    [shall/will + subject + be + verb (ing) + object + ?]

Examples of the Future Continuous

  1. You will be performing on the stage. (positive)
  2. You will not be performing on the stage. (negative)
  3. Will you be performing on the stage? (question)
  1. She will be looking outside the window of the plane. (positive)
  2. She will not be looking outside the window of the plane. (negative)
  3. Will she be looking outside the window of the plane? (question)
  1. We shall be eating dinner at this time tomorrow. (positive)
  2. We shall not be eating dinner at this time tomorrow. (negative)
  3. Shall we be eating dinner at this time tomorrow? (question)
  1. He will be hitting in today’s match. (positive)
  2. He will not be hitting in today’s match. (negative)
  3. Will he be hitting in today’s match? (question)

examples of future continuous tense

Exercise:

Complete the following sentence by using the appropriate verb form to make it a future continuous sentence.

  1. You ________________ an article for tomorrow’s newspaper. (write)
  2. This team ________________ to play any games with our team. (not/go)
  3. She ________________ towards you, you just have to grab her. (come)
  4. _____ he ____________ here overnight? (sleep)
  5. My boss ________________ all day. (shout)
  6. She _______________ any biography hereafter. (not/write)
  7. The principal _______________ a holiday for tomorrow. (announce)
  8. After so long, I ________________this car on a highway. (drive)
  9. My friend’s father was promoted, soon they _____________ to another district. (shift)
  10. We have to work fast, the manager _____________ anytime. (arriving)
  11. The college _______________ its fee structure this year. (increase)
  12. My brother ______________ your name to the Principal for CR. (not/recommend)
  13. Her father _____________ with his neighbor about this situation. (discuss)
  14. She _________________ this time. (eat)
  15. _____ you _____________ a lecture in the middle. (leaving)

Answers:

  1. You will be writing an article for tomorrow’s newspaper.
  2. This team won’t be going to play any games with our team.
  3. She will be coming towards you, you just have to grab her.
  4. Will, he be sleeping here overnight?
  5. My boss will be shouting all day.
  6. She won’t be writing any biography hereafter.
  7. The principal will be announcing a holiday for tomorrow.
  8. After so long, I shall be driving this car on a highway.
  9. My friend’s father was promoted, soon they will be shifting to another district.
  10. We have to work fast, the manager will be arriving anytime.
  11. The college will be increasing its fee structure this year.
  12. My brother won’t be recommending your name to the Principal for CR.
  13. Her father will be discussing with his neighbor about this situation.
  14. She will be eating this time.
  15. Will, you be leaving a lecture in the middle.

exercise of future continuous tense

More Tenses:
1. Future Perfect Tense
2. Future Perfect Continuous Tense

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