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Future Continuous


The Future Continuous (or sometimes called the Future Progressive) is not technically a tense, there is no specific conjugation or declination. The structure is formed using a combination of the modal verb will and the infinitive of be followed by the gerund. It is often mistakenly described as Will + Present Continuous but because Will is a modal verb it must be followed by an infinitve. Be will always be formed of the infinitive and not change, unlike the present continuous. 

The negative is formed on Will not Be

Subject + will + be + gerund + object

Subject + will not/won't + be + gerund + object

Will + subject + be + gerund + object?

It is possible to use Shall instead of we in more formal contexts, refer to the Will & Shall page for more details

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We use this structure to talk about an activity or action which is expected to be happening at a moment in the future. 

I will be singing in a concert tomorrow

It is also used for actions or activities which are expected to start in the future and continue for a length of time. 

This time tomorrow I will be singing in the concert

The Future Continuous is only used with dynamic verbs

More information on stative and dynamic verbs here

Fundamental future forms

Related topics

Using Stative and Dynamic verbs

Using Will & Shall

Fundamental Future Forms

The Fundamental future forms in Englsh

Will, be going to & the present continuous

Future actions & intentions

Predictions about the future

Further Future Forms

Introduction to further forms to talk about the future:

Future Continuous (Will + be + gerund)

Future Perfect (Will + have + participle)

Future Perfect Continuous (Will + have + been + gerund)

Future in the past

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