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Future Continuous Tense

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Introduction

The future continuous (or future progressive) describes an action that will take place in the future over a certain amount of time.

Form

The future continuous consists of will be followed by the present participle:

You will be suffering greatly.

Negative Form

The negative form simply adds not:

They will not be coming.

Asking Questions

Use the regular form to ask questions:

Will you be needing a projector?

Primary Uses

Future Actions

I will be waiting for you.

Repeated / Continuous Actions

We will be practicing every Thursday night.

Predictions

Next year they will be crushing their opponents.

Non-continuous Verbs

Not all verbs have a continuous aspect. See our section on the present continuous for more details.

More Information

For more information, please see our introduction to all twelve verb tenses in English.