Future Continuous Tense
Let’s study The Future Continuous Tense Now:
Tom will be sleeping when we arrive.
Tom went to sleep at 10.00 tomorrow night. We will arrive at 11.00. The action of sleeping will begin before we arrive, and it will be in progress at a particular time in the future. Probably his sleep will continue.
The Future Continuous tense
|Subject + WILL / SHALL +Be + VERB-ING|
1. The future continuous tense expresses an activity that will be in progress at a time in the future.
- I will begin to study at seven. You will come at eight. I will be studying when you come.
- Right now I am sitting in the class. At this same time tomorrow, I will be sitting in class, too.
2. The continuous form of BE GOING TO: be going to + be + Verb-ING
- Don’t call me at nine because I won’t be home. I am going to be studying at the library.
3. Sometime there is little or no difference between the future continuous and the simple future, especially when the future event will occur at an indefinite time in the future.
- Don’t get impatient. She will be coming soon.
- Don’t get impatient. She will come soon.
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