The Future Progressive Tense

The Future Progressive Tense

The Future Progressive Tense

Otherwise known as “Future continuous tense.”

 

When do we use the tense?

 

(1) A completed action in the future.
“I will be making an announcement tomorrow.”
(2) To make a guess about the present.
“I think my sister will be working now.”

 

Affirmative

 

Pattern:

Subject + Will be + Verb-ing

 

Example:

“We will be eating lunch in the dining room.”
“I will be sleeping later.”
“They will be travelling next week.”

 

Negative

 

Pattern:

Subject + Will/Won’t be + Verb-ing

 

Example:

“We will not be eating lunch in the dining room.”
“I will not be sleeping later.”
“They will not be travelling next week.”

 

Interrogative/Question ( Affirmative )

 

Pattern:

Will + Subject + be + Verb-ing

 

Example:

Will you be eating lunch in the dining room?”
Will you be sleeping later?”
Will you be travelling next week?”

 

Interrogative/Question ( Negative )

 

Pattern:

Won’t + Subject + Be + Verb-ing

 

Example:

Won’t you be eating lunch in the dining room?”
Won’t you be sleeping later?”
Won’t you be travelling next week?”

 

 

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