[Tense] – Lesson 10: Future Progressive

Future I Progressive

Introduction

Future I progressive puts emphasis on the course of an action taking place in the future.

Form

  • A: He will be talking.
  • N: He will not be talking.
  • Q: Will he be talking?

Use

  • action that is going on at a certain time in the future
  • action that is sure to happen in the near future

Signal Words

  • in one year, next week, tomorrow

Future II Progressive

Introduction

Future II progressive puts emphasis on the course / duration of an action taking place before a certain time in the future. It can also be used to express an assumption regarding a future action.

Future II progressive is not used very often as it can usually be replaced by future II simple.

Form

  • A: He will have been talking.
  • N: He will not have been talking.
  • Q: Will he have been talking?

Use

  • action taking place before a certain time in the future
  • puts emphasis on the course of an action

Signal Words

  • for …, the last couple of hours, all day long
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