Future Continuous

Practice talking about longer actions in the future using the future continuous tense.

The Future Continuous tense is used to talk about a longer action in the future

that is usually happening at the same time as a shorter action. You can make

it with will+be+verb-ing.






What you need to know about the future continuous


How to make the future continuous

What the future continuous means

How to use the future continuous

Practice making the future continuous tense


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How do you make the future continuous?



What does the Future Continuous mean?


The Future Continuous is a longer action in the future.


Here is what the Future Continuous looks like on a timeline.


Future Continuous Timeline





How do I use the Future Continuous?


Longer background actions in the future

keywords: at that time, after


  • I’ll be working on my painting when you leave for work.

  • I’ll visit my sister after I finish my first semester at college.



To Express a course of action

When you want to say that a plan will happen as expected


  • We’ll be testing your level of English next week.

  • The hospitals will be preparing for the next flu season soon.



Practice making the future continuous form



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