Future Continuous Tense

Continuous Future Tense- Continuous Action in Future

In Continuous Future Tense, verb shows continuous action in future

In this tense, we use future simple of ‘to be‘ with present participle of verb. 

In this sentence, we use the auxiliary verb shall or will with present participle of main verb.

Like present and past imperfect, we can call continuous future tense as imperfect or progressive future tense.

Use of auxiliary verb in continuous future tense

We use auxiliary verb according to the subject of sentence.

In this sentence

  • For subject ‘I’ and ‘we’ we use auxiliary verb ‘shall’ + be with present participle of main verb.
  • If subject is second person singular or plural number, we use auxiliary verb- will+ be with present participle of main verb. That is, we use ‘will’ for subject ‘you’. 
  • For third person singular or plural number- we use auxiliary verb- will. That is, we use ‘will’ for the subjects- he, she, it, they and any singular or plural number.

We shall take an example with three persons of singular as well as plural number.

Let’s have a look-

 

Continuous Future Tense- Example

Here, we have taken an example using 1st, 2nd and 3rd person with singular as well as plural number.
Have a look-
PersonSingular NumberPlural Number
1stI shall be writing a book. We shall be writing a book.
2ndYou will be writing a book.You will be writing a book.
3rdHe will be writing a book. They will be writing a book.
She will be writing a book.They will be writing a book.

More examples of continuous future tense

Here are some examples.

Have a look-

  • She will be studying.
  • Will he be joining us in next week?
  • We shan’t be working for that company.
  • Shall I be playing?
  • Won’t they be attending the class?
  • We shall be discussing the topic of natural environment.
  • You won’t be arguing with him.

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