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FUTURE CONTINUOUS

  1. FUTURE CONTINUOUS GRAMMAR
  2. The Future Continuous is made with the future form of the verb "to be“ (I will be, you will be, he/she/it will be, we will be, they will be) + the '-ing' form of the main verb. The '-ing' form of the verb is called the Present Participle. EXAMPLE: 1. I'll be watching TV. 3. They'll be having a lunch. 2. She won't be swimming at the pool. 4. Will you be waiting for me?
  3. 2. USING THE FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE. The most common use of the Future Continuous Tense is to describe an activity that will occur in the future and continue for a certain period of time. We can specify the time when the activity is going to take place:
  4. 2. Using the Future Continuous Tense. The Future Continuous is also used when we talk about an activity that will continue over a period of time from now into the future (an activity in progress that started at the present moment or at some time around the present moment):
  5. 2. Using the Future Continuous Tense. Examples: 1. They'll be studying until 5 o'clock. 2. She'll be playing tennis until she gets tired. 3. Susan will be waiting for the bus 10 more minutes.
  6. Examples: 1. I'll be making dinner when he arrives tonight. 2. She'll be playing the piano when her parents come home. We can use the Future Continuous to indicate that a longer action in the future will be interrupted by a shorter action in the future (in this case the shorter action in the future is expressed with Present Simple)
  7. We can also use the Future Continuous to project ourselves into the future and see something happening: Examples: 1. You'll recognize me when you get there. I'll be wearing jeans and a White t-shirt. I'll be sitting at a table at the corner and reading a newspaper.
  8. The Future Continuous is used to talk about what we believe or guess is happening at the moment of speaking (1, 2) or will be happening Examples: 1. Don't call him now, he'll be doing his homework. 2. I don't want to disturb them. Im sure they'll be cleaning their house at the moment. 3. Please, don't come at 9 o'clock. She'll be sleeping at that time.
  9. We can also use the Future Continuous to talk about things that we expect to happen in the usual course of events (the event is certain and will happen naturally): Examples: 1. I will be seeing Ann tomorrow at the office. (we work together) 2. We will be meeting Mike at the festival this weekend.
  10. The Future Continuous is also used for predictions or expected trends in the future: Example: By 2030, most people in Africa will be living in urban areas. Sometimes we can use the Future Continuous to make polite enquiries, when we wish to know what somebody's plans are: : Examples: 1. Will you be coming with me to the concert tonight? 2. Will you be going to the next meeting in December?
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