Future Continuous Tense

Future Continuous Tense is used to express an on-going or continued action which will occur at some time in the future. It expresses future actions having an on-going nature – that is expected to start in future and continue for a period of time in future.

This tense is also called 'Future Progressive Tense'.

Structure of Sentence

Main Verb:  Present participle (Base or 1st form of verb + ing) e.g. writing, running, drinking.
Auxiliary verbs: will be


  Subject + Auxiliary verb + Main Verb + Object
  Subject + Will be + Present Participle (1st form of verb + ing) + Object

They will be making preparations for their exams.
He will be feeling good tomorrow.
She will be singing a song for the audience.
They will be playing football in the play ground.
I will be writing a report.
He will be planning about his studies.
You will be working as an Engineer in that organization.
Students will be learning new lessons next year.
He will be expecting good behavior from you.
He will be coming here.


  Subject + Auxiliary verb + Main Verb + Object
  Subject + Will NOT be + Present Participle (1st form of verb + ing) + Object

They will not be working there.
He will not be listening to the music.
She will not be watching a program on television.
You will not be washing your clothes.
I will not be buying a new cup.
They will not be getting salary for their job.
He will not be helping you.
She will not be going to school.
We will not be enjoying without you.
She will not be feeling good due to her illness.

Note: The short form of 'will not' is 'won't'. Therefore, the negative sentences can also be written with 'won't be' instead of 'will not be'. See the following example:

I will not be waiting for you.
I won't be waiting for you. .


  Will + Subject + Be + Present Participle + Object

Will you be helping the people?
Will he be taking his exams?
Will she be buying new dresses for her wedding?
Will they be playing chess?
Will he be waiting for me?
Will he be using his computer?
Will she be writing an essay in the exam?
Will the kids be making a noise?
Will the boys be eating their meals?
Will you be preparing yourself for the test?

Will you be singing a song?
Will they be flying a kite?
Will the boys be dancing?
Will you be cooking some food?