Continuous Future Tense- Continuous Action in Future
Use of auxiliary verb in the continuous future tense
We use an auxiliary verb according to the subject of a sentence.
- Subject+ shall/ will+ be+ present participle of main verb + remaining words
In this sentence–
- For the subject ‘I’ and ‘we’ we use an auxiliary verb ‘shall’ + be with the present participle of the main verb.
- If the subject is second-person singular or plural number, we use auxiliary verb- will+ be with the present participle of the main verb. That is, we use ‘will’ for the subject ‘you’.
- For third-person singular or plural number- we use an auxiliary verb- will. That is, we use ‘will’ for the subjects- he, she, it, they, and any singular or 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-
Person Singular Number Plural Number
1st I shall be writing a book. We shall be writing a book.
2nd You will be writing a book. You will be writing a book.
3rd He 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 the continuous future tense
Here are some examples.
Have a look-
- She will be studying.
- Will he be joining us 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 the natural environment.
- You won’t be arguing with him.
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