Future Continuous Tense in English

What is future continuous tense?

The future continuous tense or future progressive tense, is a verb tense used to express an ongoing action that will be in progress at a specific time in the future.

Examples:

  1. They will be dancing tonight.
  2. We will be surprising them.
  3. You will be playing video games.
  4. We will be attending a party.
  5. The swimmers will be swimming.

Future Continuous Tense

future continuous tense

Future Continuous Tense Formula

Subject + will be + (verb+ing) + object

Type of
Sentences
FormulaSentences
Positive[Subject + will be + Ving + object]She will be baking a cake.
Negative[Subject + will not be + Ving + object]She will not be baking a cake.
Question[will + subject+ be + Ving + object + ?]Will she be baking a cake?
Wh-Questions[Wh + will + subject + be + Ving + object + ?]What will she be baking?

Future Continuous Tense Examples

AffirmativeNegativeInterrogative
We will be watching TV.We won’t be watching TV.Will we be watching TV?
The birds will be chirping loudly.The birds won’t be chirping loudly.Will the birds be chirping loudly?
He will be taking photos.He won’t be taking photos.Will he be taking photos?
The team will be practicing.The team won’t be practicing.Will the team be practicing?
He will be fixing the car.He won’t be fixing the car.Will he be fixing the car?

Affirmative Sentences in Future Continuous Tense

Subject + will + be + present participle (base form of verb + -ing) + object

  1. He will be playing basketball.
  2. She will be shopping for clothes.
  3. I will be finishing assignments.
  4. We will be traveling abroad.
  5. You will be cooking dinner.
  6. The scientists will be discovering.
  7. It will be getting colder.
  8. She will be missing him.
  9. You will be helping me.
  10. He will be mowing the lawn.
  11. She will be listening to music.
  12. I will be practicing guitar.
  13. We will be playing board games.
  14. You will be working on projects.
  15. It will be a quiet night.
  16. He will be painting the house.
  17. She will be writing poetry.
  18. I will be working on projects.
  19. We will be celebrating our anniversary.
  20. You will be exercising outside.
  21. It will be a beautiful sunset.
  22. The musicians will be practicing new songs.
  23. The artists will be sketching.

Negative Sentences in Future Continuous Tense

Subject + will not + be + present participle (base form of verb + -ing) + object

  1. You will not be sleeping.
  2. She will not be cooking.
  3. They will not be cooking together.
  4. You will not be chatting online.
  5. She will not be doing laundry.
  6. We will not be trying new recipes.
  7. She will not be catching up with friends.
  8. They will not be visiting friends.
  9. You will not be checking emails.
  10. She will not be playing with pets.
  11. It will not be a productive day.
  12. They will not be spending time.
  13. She will not be spending time outside.
  14. He will not be listening to music.
  15. You will not be taking a break.
  16. He will not be answering calls.
  17. You will not be watching movies.
  18. They will not be having a meeting.
  19. You will not be watching movies.
  20. It will not be a quiet night.

Interrogative Sentences in Future Continuous Tense

Will + subject + be + present participle (base form of verb + -ing) + object

  1. Will it be raining tomorrow morning?
  2. Will she be cooking dinner tonight?
  3. Will they be exercising at the gym?
  4. Will it be shining tomorrow afternoon?
  5. Will we be cleaning the house tomorrow?
  6. Will they be reading books at the library?
  7. Will he be writing a book soon?
  8. Will you be eating dinner with us?
  9. Will he be reading the newspaper tonight?
  10. Will we be preparing for the presentation?
  11. Will we be organizing the files tomorrow?
  12. Will she be doing yoga in the park?
  13. Will it be getting colder tonight?
  14. Will we be watching a movie tonight?
  15. Will she be meeting her friends later?
  16. Will it be getting warmer tomorrow?
  17. Will she be knitting a sweater for winter?
  18. Will it be a stressful week at work?
  19. Will you be enjoying nature this weekend?
  20. Will they be spending time with family?

Future Continuous Tense Exercise

  1. The kids _____________ with toys. (play)
  2. ______ he _____________ to the gym after work? (go)
  3. He _____________ a movie tonight. (watch)
  4. They _____________ at the gym. (exercise)
  5. We _____________ next month. (travel)
  6. It _____________ heavily in the mountains next week? (snow)
  7. ______ he _____________ his guitar skills later? (practice)
  8. He _____________ his novel this weekend? (write)
  9. You _____________ a break from work today? (take)
  10. You _____________ tennis with me tomorrow? (play)

Answers

  1. The kids will be playing with toys. (play)
  2. Will he be going to the gym after work? (go)
  3. He will be watching a movie tonight. (watch)
  4. They will be exercising at the gym. (exercise)
  5. We will be traveling next month. (travel)
  6. It will be snowing heavily in the mountains next week? (snow)
  7. Will he be practicing his guitar skills later? (practice)
  8. He will be writing his novel this weekend? (write)
  9. You will be taking a break from work today? (take)
  10. You will be playing tennis with me tomorrow? (play)
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