Future Continuous for intermediate learners

The future continuous tense is used by native English speakers quite often and this is your chance to learn and understand this tense so you can start using it.

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"Future Continuous" Tense in English Grammar

What Is Future Continuous Tense?

The future continuous tense is used to indicate an action that will be ongoing in the future.

Structure

The future continuous tense is formed with 'will + be + -ing form of the verb.'

She will be cooking dinner.

They will be hanging out at a bar.

Using Future Continuous to Talk about Ongoing Actions in the Future

Negative Form

We can easily use this tense in negative sentences using 'not'. The short form of 'will + not' is 'won't'. Look:

Hannah will not be washing the dishes tonight.

I'm sorry but I won't be writing to you.

Question Form

We can easily use this tense in questions by simply changing the places of the subject and the modal verb. Look:

Will she be cooking dinner?

Will you be singing to me then?

Use

The future continuous tense denotes that something will happen in the future and continue for an expected period of time in the future.

At 8 o'clock, I will be watching the game.

She will be running the marathon this summer.

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