Future Continuous Tense

Continuous Future Tense- Continuous Action in Future

In Continuous Future Tense, the verb shows continuous action in the future

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

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

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

Use of auxiliary verb in the continuous future tense

We use an auxiliary verb according to the subject of a sentence.

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 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 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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