The Future continuous or progressive tense is used to indicate an action or event which will be taking place at some time in the future. We form the Future continuous tense with the auxiliary will + be + present participle (verb +ING).
How to use the Future continuous
1. Use this tense to indicate that an action will be in progress at a specific time in the future.
- This time next year, I will be working at Google.
2. Use this tense when a longer future action is interrupted by a shorter one.
- I will be making dinner when my friends arrive tonight.
3. Use this tense for actions or events that are expected to happen.
- The President will be visiting local hospitals next month.
4. Use this tense for actions happenning simultaneously in the future.
- I will be making dinner and She will be cleaning the house.
5. Use this tense for polite enquiries.
- Will you be coming to visit us?
Future Continuous – Sentence Structures
Affirmative Sentence Structure:
|Subject||Auxiliary verb + be||verb + ING||Rest of the sentence|
Negative Sentence Structure:
|Subject||Auxiliary Verb + NOT + be||verb + ING||Rest of the sentence|
|will not be||driving||tomorrow.|
Interrogative Sentence Structure:
|Auxiliary Verb||Subject||be + verb + ING||Rest of the sentence|