What is Future Continuous Tense, rules, uses and examples? Future Continuous Tense is used to express an action that will be happening in the Future. It expresses a continued or ongoing action that may or may not be completed in the Future. Future Continuous Tense is also called Future progressive tense. For example if a person says,” Steve will be going to the park”. It means that Steve will be going in the Future and he may or may not be still working in the office (Task may be completed). Actions are like this can be expressed using Future continuous tense.

What is Future Continuous Tense, rules, uses and examples?What is Future Continuous Tense, rules, uses and examples

What is Future Continuous Tense?

Future Continuous Tense is made up of two main parts auxiliary verb will + be and base form+ ing.

Future Continuous Tense=Subject + [will + be] (Auxiliary Verb) +1ST Verb+ Ing+ Object

Structure of Future Continuous Tense

Positive Sentence

In positive sentences, we simply make the sentences according to Future Continuous Tense rules.

For Example

  • I will be doing his complete project.
  • He will be improving his performance for sure.
  • You will be selling pizza in the next morning.
  • George will be leaving our house at 4 p.m.
  • Jack will be taking lunch at home.
  • He will be watching cricket in his bedroom

Negative Sentences in the Future Continuous tense

When we make negative sentences, we normally use not after auxiliary verb will.

Negative Simple Future tense = Subject+ will (Auxiliary Verb) + not + be (Auxiliary Verb) + 1st Verb+ ing +Object

For example

  • He will not be playing basketball.
  • They will not be coming with us to the school.
  • Rooth will not be sleeping when you call her.
  • They will not be telling lie to me.
  • You will not be using my car.

Yes/No Questions in Future Continuous tense

When you make any question that can be answered as yes or no, then you should start it with auxiliary verb followed by the subject, be and the base verb +ing.

Yes/No Sentences = Will + Subject + be+ 1st Verb + ing +Object ?

For example

  • Will she be washing my clothes?
  • Will you be making lunch for me?
  • Will he be waiting for us in the hall?
  • Will they be talking about us for the whole day?
  • Will Leena be missing me?

Wh- Questions in the Future Continuous tense

When you make any question that starts with wh word, then you should start it from wh word  and then add auxiliary verb, after that Subject followed by, be and base form + ing.

Wh words are when, why, who, where, whom, how, what, how much, how many.

WH Sentences = Wh word + will + Subject +be +  1st Verb + ing +Object?

For example

  • What will you be doing at 3 p.m.?
  • Where will he be staying in London?
  • Why will she be sending so many messages to you?
  • When will Steve be coming back from Delhi?
  • What will you be giving me on my birth day?

Tag Questions in the Future Continuous tense

Tag questions are those questions which are answered at the end of the sentence. They can be simply made by adding auxiliary verbs.

For examples

  • I will be going to the market, will not you be?

You can also use tag questions in positive sentences

  • She will not be reading news paper, will she be?
  • Those girls will not be playing basketball, will they be?

These all were the examples according to the structure of future continuous tense.

More Examples to unfold some other aspects of Future Continuous tense

  • Why will you be not doing anything for this project?
  • I will not be thinking for you on my summer vacation.
  • How will you be sleeping on this dirty bed?
  • Will I not be joining your group?
  • Will Gardner not be watering the garden in the next morning?
  • Will you not be opening for our team?

These all were some more examples of future continuous tense.

Rules and uses of Future Continuous tense

With Next, tomorrow, where at this time is given

Parallel Actions

Future Guesses

Interrupted future actions

With Next, tomorrow, where at this time is given

Future representing words like next week, next month and tomorrow are used in future tense. And where at this time is given then it becomes a case of future continuous tense.

For example

  • You will be going for vacation at this time on Monday.
  • Tomorrow at this time, we will be missing her.
  • At this time, we will be climbing on the rock next week.
  • She will be cooking food at this time tomorrow.

Parallel Actions

Parallel actions of future can be expressed by using future continuous tense.

For example

  • Leana will be watching TV, enjoying and just wasting her time.
  • We will be reaching there, discussing, and planning our next venture.
  • He will be playing, working hard and performing for his team for sure.

Future Guesses

When you make any future plan then you can use future continuous tense at that place.

For example

  • I will be visiting her next month.
  • We will be joining this venture next week.
  • They will be cutting all the trees tomorrow.

Interrupted future actions

Any action which will be interrupted in the future can be expressed by future continuous tense.

For example

  • She will be coming when I visit her tonight.
  • I will not be wasting my time when you again call me.
  • We will be studying in the library when they come inside.

These all are the rules and uses of future continuous tense.

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