Future Continuous Tense Examples: Meaning, Rules, Exercise PDF [Download]

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Have you ever pondered over the future and what it has up its sleeve for you? If yes, then you are also very likely to have an optimistic approach about the future continuity. But, to talk about the continuation of the future, you should learn the usage of the Future Continuous Tense by heart. That is where this blog on Future Continuous Tense Examples comes into the picture. 

So without further ado, let’s explore how to use the future continuous tense through its examples and more to upgrade your Grammatical skills!

Tenses Rules and Examples in English Grammar

What is Future Continuous Tense?

First and foremost, you should know that the future continuous tense is a verb tense. Therefore, it is quite suitable to indicate an action that will occur in the future and will continue for a period of time. It also helps you to express events that may happen at a specific time or over a specific duration in the future. 

As for the formula, the formation of Future Continuous Tense consists of the auxiliary verb “will” or “shall” with “be” and the present participle (V1+-ing) of the main verb.

How to Structure the Future Continuous Tense?

The Future Continuous Tense Structure is similar yet slightly different to that of the Present and Past Continuous Tense. Thus, you need to go through the following rule to form a continuous tense:

RULE: Subject + will/shall + be + present participle(V1+ing) + the rest of the sentence

EXAMPLE: They will be playing football tomorrow evening.

Now, take a look at the image below to know how the structure of Future Continuous changes with its transition from positive/affirmative to negative and interrogative sentences. 

When to Use Future Continuous Tense?

Next comes the task of making yourself familiar with the Future Continuous Tense structure and rules. So, let’s take a look at the table given below and see how and when to use it:

S.No. Usage Example
1. Describes interrupted actions in the future When you come tomorrow, they will be watching TV.
2. Emphasise future plans and intentions He will be coming to visit us next week.
3. Expresses progressive actions at a specific time in the future At 12 o’clock tomorrow, we will be having lunch at school.
4. To refer to current actions that are expected to continue in the future Unfortunately, sea levels will still be rising in 20 years.
5. To ask a question politely about the future Will you be coming to our housewarming party? 
6.  To describe parallel actions or series of parallel actions in the future She will be watching TV, and he will cooking dinner. 

You can Read All about Regular and Irregular Verbs Here in Detail!

How to Use Future Continuous Tense with Negatives?

There is not much complication while converting the positive Future Continuous Tense. After all, you would just need to add a ‘not’ in between ‘will/shall’ and ‘be’, respectively to make the following changes in its rule:

RULE: Subject + will/shall + [not] + be + present participle(V1+ing) + the rest of the sentence

EXAMPLE: They will not be playing the guitar tomorrow evening.

How to Make Future Continuous Tense Interrogative?

However, to make a future continuous tense interrogative, you need to put the auxiliary verb [will/shall] before the Subject [noun/pronoun]. While the rest of the tense structure remains pretty much the same.

RULE: Will/shall + Subject + be + present participle(V1+ing) + the rest of the sentence

EXAMPLE: Will they be playing the guitar tomorrow evening?

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Future Continuous Tense Examples

Make sure to go through the following Future Continuous Tense examples that will help you take your knowledge to the next level.

S.No. Future Continuous Tense Examples
1. I will be working on this project tomorrow.
2. She will be living in New York next year.
3. We will be waiting for the bus at 10:00 AM.
4. They will be studying for their exams all week.
5. I will be feeling better by tomorrow.
6. She will be working out at the gym at 7:00 p.m.
7. We will be eating dinner at 8:00 p.m.
8. They will be travelling to Europe next summer.
9. I will be attending a conference next month.
10. She will be giving a presentation at the meeting tomorrow.
11. We will be having a party on Saturday.
12. They will be playing basketball on Sunday.
13. I will be sleeping early tonight.
14.  She will be going to the doctor tomorrow morning.
15.  We will be meeting our friends at the coffee shop at noon.

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Future Continuous Tense Exercise for Practice and Download

Rewrite the following sentences in the Future Continuous tense:

  1. She will cook dinner at 7 p.m.
  2. They will complete the project by next month.
  3. I will teach the class tomorrow morning.
  4. He will finish the marathon in two hours.
  5. We will have the meeting in the afternoon.
Answer:
1. She will be cooking dinner at 7 p.m.
2. They will be completing the project by next month.
3. I will be teaching the class tomorrow morning.
4. He will be finishing the marathon in two hours.
5. We will be having the meeting in the afternoon.

Future Continuous Tense Exercise PDF

Learn About All Types of Tenses Here!
Present Tense Past Tense Future Tense
Simple Present Tense Simple Past Tense Simple Future Tense
Present Continuous Tense Past Continuous Tense Future Continuous Tense
Present Perfect Tense Past Perfect Tense Future Perfect Tense
Present Perfect Continuous Tense Past Perfect ContinuousTense Future Perfect ContinuousTense
Present Unreal (Second Conditional) Past Unreal (Third Conditional) Future Unreal (Mixed Conditional)

This was all about the Future Continuous Tense Example and its rules. Hope you understand the concept and where it’s used. You can also follow Leverage Edu for more exciting and informative blogs.

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