1. What is the future continuous tense?
The future continuous tense is used to say what will be happening at a future time.
2. How to make the future continuous tense
The future continuous tense is made by:
will be …ing or
is going to be …ing
A future continuous tense sentence is:
will be …ing + future time or
is going to be …ing + future time
*Note: the future time can be at the start or at the end.
|will be …ing||future time||full sentence|
|will be eating breakfast||at 6am tomorrow||I will be eating my breakfast at 6am tomorrow.|
|will be sleeping||when you get home||She will be sleeping when you get home.|
|will be having dinner||early tonight||We will be having dinner early tonight, so come home quickly.|
|is going to be …ing||future time||full sentence|
|am going to be cooking lunch||during the game||I am going to be cooking lunch during the game.|
|is going to be having a meeting||when I arrive||Tracy is going to be having a meeting when I arrive.|
|is going to be raining||during the game||It is probably going to be raining during the game, so bring a jacket.|
3. Making questions
A common use for the future continuous tense is to ask questions about what a person will be doing in the future.
Future continuous questions are made by:
question word + will + subject + be …ing (+ future time) or
question word + be + subject + going to be …ing (+ future time)
|question word||will||subject||be …ing||future time||full question|
|what||will||you||be doing||this weekend||What will you be doing this weekend?|
|where||will||Misha||be going||for her birthday||Where will Misha be going for her birthday?|
|when||will||you||be meeting||–||When will you be meeting Dave?|
|question word||be||subject||going to be …ing||future time||full question|
|why||is||Wilson||going to be playing||tomorrow||Why is Wilson going to be playing tomorrow?|
|how||are||you||going to be travelling to Rio||–||How are you going to be travelling to Rio?|
|which bus||are||you||going to be taking to the cinema||on Monday night||Which bus are you going to be taking to the cinema on Monday night?|