The Future Continuous

(or future progressive tense)

The future continuous tense isn't taught very much in English classes but, in fact, English speakers use it a lot. You will sound much more natural if you master this tense.

(Click here to learn about how to USE this tense)

Here's how to make it:

The positive (will + be + verb-ing):

At 10 am tomorrow,

In the same way as with the future simple, usually we use the short form ('ll be verb-ing) when we are speaking.

Sometimes students don't use the short form, because they are not sure how to pronounce it. Here are some examples to help.

Here's an exercise about making the future continuous positive

Here's the negative:

When John gets home,

As with the positive, we usually use the short form (won't + be + verb-ing) when speaking.

Here's an exercise to practise the negative.

Next, the question:

'yes / no' questions:

When arrives at the party,

'wh' questions:

Next weekend,

Here's an exercise about 'yes / no' and 'wh' questions

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