The Future Continuous Tense

The future continuous tense is a verb tense that indicates that something will occur in the future and continue for an expected length of time. We use the future continuous to talk about an action in the future that will be in progress at a particular time in the future. It is formed using the construction will + be + the present participle (the base verb + -ing)


The future continuous tense is used in the following cases:


When something will be in progress at a future time

For example: By this time next week, I will be relaxing on the beach.

Jane will be running a marathon this time tomorrow.

When my kids get home this afternoon, I will still be cleaning up this mess.


To predict the present

For example: The baby will probably be sleeping now. We should visit in the morning.

She is probably still working now, we'll pop in later.


Polite inquiry about plans

For example: Will you be joining the crusade?

Will you be staying at a hotel when you come visit?

Will you be joining us for dinner?


Referring to fixed future events

For example: She will be singing at the pub again next Friday.

He will be taking his son to school every day from next week.

They will be launching a rocket into space again soon.


When we use future continuous in its negative form, we start with the subject, followed by will not be, and the verb with -ing.

Let's practice!

Complete and correct the following sentences using the future continuous tense

  1. I will ___ writing articles on different topics.

  2. What you will be doing at 8 o'clock?

  3. Where you will be go?

  4. The baby will be ______ (sleep) in the afternoon.

  5. I won't be _____ (see) you tomorrow.

  6. I _____ be speaking at tomorrow's event.

  7. She ______ (not be) going to school next week.

  8. The children will be learn a lot in the next lesson.

  9. They will be study at the library this evening.

  10. Will you coming to my party on Friday?

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