Future Continuous Tense in English Grammar

We have almost finished all of the tenses that you will find in English. We have a couple more future tense explanations, and then the conditionals. You can use these articles to learn English grammar if you are a non-English speaker, or you can use these to learn other languages by looking up in a grammar book how to use the tense in your target language.  Today, we will cover how to use The Future Continuous Tense.

What Is The Future Continuous Tense? What is The Future Continuous Tense Used For?

The future continuous tense is relatively easy to use. It is used to say that in the future, you will do an activity.

The difference between this and other future tenses is that it refers to an ongoing action. In the future, this action will have started, but may or may not have finished.

How Do I Use The Future Continuous Tense?

The construction of the future continuous tense is very simple. You use it in a sentence this way:

I will be dancing tomorrow.

Subject + will + be+ verb (in the present tense.)

This describes how in the future you will dance. You will have started to dance, but you may not have finished.

What Are Some Pronunciation Issues With The Future Continuous Tense?

This tense has few pronunciation issues. Remember though, like with any tense that uses ‘will’, people can contract the ‘will’ verb into “‘ll” behind the subject. So “She will” can be said as “She’ll” and “I will” as “I’ll.”

What Are Some Examples Of The Future Continuous Tense?

I will be dancing tomorrow night.

You will be late for your meeting.

She will be quiet at the library.

He will be catching the bus soon.

They will be waiting for the train to arrive.

We will be watching the movie on Saturday.


Hopefully, you now understand how the future continuous tense works, and you will be using the future continuous tense very soon!


Other Articles in the English Grammar Series:

Past Simple Tense.
Past Progressive Tense
Present Simple Tense.
Present Progressive Tense.
Present Perfect Simple Tense
Present Perfect Progressive Tense
Past Perfect Simple Tense
Past Perfect Progressive Tense
Future Simple Tense
Going To Tense
Future Continuous Tense (This Article!)
Future Perfect Simple Tense


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