The Future Continuous Tense

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The Future Continuous Tense

  1. 1. A) to denote an action which will be in progress at a stated future time. The stated future time can be indicated by another future action expressed by a verb in the Present Simple or by an adverbial phrase: This time next week, he will be cruising round the islands. I will be reading whenyou come.
  2. 2. B) for an action which will definitely happen in the future as a result of a routine or arrangement: Don’t call Julie. I’ll be seeing her later, so I’ll pass the message on.
  3. 3. C) when we ask politely about someone’s plans for the nearest future:- Will you be using the photocopier now? - No. Why? - I need to make some copies.
  4. 4. D) with the following time indicators: At 5 o’clock tomorrow From 5 till 6 o’clock The whole evening/morning tomorrow This time next Monday While Still, etc.
  5. 5. I Will YouShe,he,it will We Will be Ving You (doing,working, Will running,using) they You will be doing your hometask at 7 o’clock tomorrow. Mary will be cooking dinner at 5 tomorrow.
  6. 6. I Will YouShe,he,it will We You Will be Not V ing Will (doing,making they using) Marko will not be writing a composition from 5 to 6 tomorrow. Jennifer will not be talking on the phone at 6 tomorrow.
  7. 7. I You She,he,it Ving Will(Shall) We be (doing,working, You running,using) They Will you be doing your hometask at 7 o’clock tomorrow? Will Mary be cooking dinner at 5 tomorrow?
  8. 8. If the stem ends in a mute –e, the –e is dropped before adding –ing: skate – skatingIf the stem ends in a single consonant letter preceded by a short vowel of a stressed syllable, the consonant letter is doubled: stop – stopping permit – permitting
  9. 9. If the stem ends in –l or -p after a short vowel of an unstressed syllable, the –l, -p are doubled (in British English): travel – travelling, cancel – cancelling, kidnap – kidnappingVerbs ending in –ie drop the final –e and change i into y before taking the suffix – ing:lie – lying, die - dying

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