FUTURE WILL BE DOING

 

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FUTURE WILL BE DOING

Future Continuous Tense

This tense is used when talking about some activity which will occur some time in the future.

 

Forming sentences with Future Continuous:

Subject + will + be + verb + -ing

Negative sentences are formed by adding “not” after the auxiliary verb “will”.
Questions are formed by inversion of the subject and using “will”.

Examples:

I will be taking dancing lessons at 8 PM.

I won’t be calling you tomorrow.

Will you be swimming when we will get there?

 

The future continuous is also used when talking about future events that are fixed or decided.

Examples:

The president will be visiting your department at the same time tomorrow.

Grandma will be looking after our kids until we can find a babysitter.

 

We can use expression “will be doing” to predict present events.

Examples:

Don’t go there now. They will be working.

He’s not in his office. He will be having a department meeting now.

 

We can also use Future Continuous tense to politely ask about future plans.

Example:

Will you be using your headphones today?

Will you be joining us for dinner?

 

FUTURE PERFECT

Expression “will have done” is used when we talk about what will have been achieved by a certain moment in time. It is normally used with a time expression beginning with “by” i.e. by then, by that time, by the fist .

 

Forming sentences with Future Perfect tense:

Subject + will + have + past participle

 

Negative sentences are formed by adding “not” after the auxiliary verb “will”.  Questions are formed by inversion of the subject and “will”.

Examples:

I will have done these documents by the end of the day.

The  proceedings will not have finished by next year.

Will they have arrived by tomorrow?

 

We can also use Future Perfect tense to predict what we think has already happened at the present.

Examples:

Don’t call her.  She will have finished her work by now.

Let’s go, I think the train will have arrived by now.

 

When speaking about future activity that will have finished by a certain moment in time use Future Perfect tense. When emphasizing the continuity of the activity use the Future Continuous tense.


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