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Present Future Continuous Tense




Will + Be + V-ing


Present Future Continuous is used to say that someone is doing something / a situation is happening at a certain time in the future:

Notice the following example:
Kevin is going to attend an English class this afternoon. The class begins at 2.00 pm and ends at 3.30 pm. Sarah wants to see Kevin the same afternoon and wants to know what time to come to his house.
Sarah   :  There’s something I need to talk to you. Is it ok if I come to your house at about 3.00 pm?
Kevin  :  No, I will be having an English class then.

At 3.00 pm this afternoon Kevin will still be in the classroom learning English


Other Examples:
-     Don’t call me between 8.00 and 9.00. I will be watching football match on TV.
-     At 9 o’clock tomorrow morning, I will be working in my office.
-     If you need to see me, I will be staying at Lucy’s house until Saturday.


Continuous form of BE GOING TO is: BE GOING TO + BE + V-ing
-     Don’t call me between 8.00 and 9.00. I am going to be watching football match on TV.
-     At 9 o’clock tomorrow morning, Se is going to be working in my office.
-     If you need to see him, He is going to be staying at Lucy’s house until Saturday.


Present Future Continuous is also used to tell a complete action, not the process of an action (action in progress):
-     I’ll be seeing my doctor this evening.
-     What time will your mother be arriving tomorrow?
-     I’m so tired, I will be sleeping by the time my husband comes home.

In the above examples, the use of WILL BE V-ing (Present Future Continuous) and present continuous are the same. They express a future action/activity.

If the Future event happen at an uncertain time in the future, then the use of Present Future Continuous is the same as Present Future:
-     Please be patient, Sarah will be coming soon.
-     Please be patient, Sarah will come soon.



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