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Future Continuous



The future continuous tense describes future continuing actions.


Hillary will be visiting her mother at 2:00 this afternoon.


The future continuous tense:

  • has the form will + be + verb-ing.
    For example: Gary will be swimming this afternoon at 4:00.
  • describes actions that will be continuing at a certain time in the future.
    For example: I'll be flying to Amsterdam at 3:30 this afternoon.
  • describes actions already planned.
    For example: I will be speaking to John this afternoon. Do you have a message for him?
  • has yes / no question forms.
    For example: Will you be going to the meeting tomorrow?
  • has information question forms.
    For example: Where will you be staying?
  • uses future time expressions.
    For example: At 12:00, Ivan will be eating lunch.

Related Sections

Past Continuous
Future Simple
Future Time Expressions