Future continuous tense



Futuret continuous tense is used to express a continued or an ongoing action in future.



Look at the following examples:

  1. I shall be washing my clothes.
  2. she will be coming tomorrow.
  3. You will be playing cricket.


The future continuous tense is one of four future tenses. They are future simple tense, future continuous tense, future perfect tense and future Perfect continuous tense.







How to make the future continuous




Positive (Future continuous)

Future continuous sentences, have the following structure:

  • Subject + auxiliary verb + main verb (Present participle) + Object.
  • Subject + shall be/will be + Ist form of verb + ing + Object.

For examples:

  1. He will be going to school.
  2. You will be playing cricket.
  3. I shall be cooking lunch.

REMEMBER

(SINGULAR AND PLURAL PRONOUNS)


Person

1st Person

2nd Person

3rd Person

Singular

I

you

he, she, it

Plural

we.

you.

they.


Rules:  For future contnuous sentences:

  • Auxiliary verb "shall be" or "will be" is used after the subject.
  • 'Shall be' is used with 1st person.
  • 'Will be' is used with 2nd and 3rd person.






Negative (Future continuous)

Future continuous negative sentences, have the following structure:

  • Subject + auxiliary verb + not + auxiliary verb + main verb (Present participle) + Object.
  • Subject + will/shall + not + be + Ist form of verb + ing + Object.


For examples:

  1. He will not be going to school.
  2. You will not be playing cricket.
  3. I shall not be cooking lunch.

Interrogative (Future continuous)

Future continuous interrogative sentences, have the following structure:

  • Auxiliary verb + Subject + auxiliary verb + main verb (present participle)+ Object?
  • Will/Shall + Subject + be + Ist form of verb + ing + Object?

For examples:

  1. Will he be going to school?
  2. Will you be playing cricket?
  3. Shall I be cooking lunch?

Interrogative negative (Future continuous)

Future continuous interrogative negative sentences, have the following structure:

  • Auxiliary verb + Subject + not + auxiliary verb + main verb (present participle) + Object?
  • Will/Shall + Subject + not + be + Ist form of verb + ing + Object?

For examples:

  1. Will he not be going to school?
  2. Will you not be playing cricket?
  3. Shall I not be cooking lunch?




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Related topics:


Present Tense

  1. Present simple tense
  2. Present continuous tense
  3. Present perfect tense
  4. Present Perfect continuous tense

Past Tense

  1. Past simple tense
  2. Past continuous tense
  3. Past perfect tense
  4. Past Perfect continuous tense

Future Tense

  1. Future simple tense
  2. Future continuous tense
  3. Future perfect tense
  4. Future Perfect continuous tense