Future Continuous or Future Progressive



Objectives of today’s lesson:

In this lesson, Learn English with Julia presents to you “Future continuous – Future progressive”, in order for you to be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is future continuous?
  • What is the meaning of continuous tense?
  • What are the future tenses?
  • What is the future continuous tense?

Video Script:


Let’s see the the future continuous tense together.

It is also called the progressive future. It has two forms, which are alternatives. They are interchangeable.
You can either say “I will be learning” or “I’m going to be learning.” They mean the same.

Here it we go with “will” it is one form for all the different subjects. I will be learning, you will be learning, etc. You can also have a contracted form (“ll). “I’ll be learning, you’ll be learning”, etc. Or you can use “TO BE”. “TO BE”, you have to conjugate in the simple present, and add “Going to” behind it. Then “be + learning.”

Let’s try!
I am going to be learning
You are going to be learning, and so on.

The negative form: You have this form here
I will not be learning.
I won’t be learning.
I am not going to be learning
Or the contracted form: I’m not going to be learning.

And the question form:
Will I be learning?

If it is negative:
Won’t I be learning?
Or: Will I not be learning?

With the “TO BE”:
Am I going to be learning?
Am I not going to be learning? Aren’t I going to be learning?
So there are many options.

When do I use this tense?
Let’s see some examples. So that it sticks!
I use this tense for an action that will take place at a specific time in the future.
For example, I will be travelling next year.

For parallel actions, for simultaneous actions.
I will be reading. You will be studying too.

For example.
Or an action that is interrupted:
I will be learning when you get home.
For example.

These are various signal words that you can use: tomorrow, still, in…, next, tonight
With this text there is nothing in particular that I wanted to highlight
Just the usual: make sure that you have all components when writing or using this tense.
Do not forget that you have two forms that are interchangeable.
And don’t forget to look at where to place the adverb when using these tenses.

Grammar Quiz:

Keywords listed in English:

  • future continuous
  • future progressive
  • present participle or -ing form
  • auxiliary verb
  • modal verb

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