Future Continuous

We use the Future Continuous to talk about:

– ACTIONS IN PROGRESS IN THE FUTURE

I will be working this weekend, so I can’t come.

Frank and Tom won’t be arriving until later, their flight has been delayed.

Will Dave be playing football this Saturday?

– PLANS TO DO SOMETHING DURING A PERIOD OF TIME IN THE FUTURE

I’ll be driving to the city centre later. Do you want me to drop you off?

We won’t be having the meeting tomorrow, it was called off.

Will you be driving to the city centre later? Could you give me a lift?

* NOTE: We can use Present Continuous in a similar manner.

I’m driving to the city centre later. Do you want me to drop you off?

We aren’t having the meeting tomorrow, it was called off.

Are you driving to the city centre later? Could you give me a lift?


* NOTE: will can also be substituted by going to.

I will be driving to Miami on Saturday.

I’m going to be driving to Miami on Saturday.

Form

Affirmative

I/you/we/they/he/she/it

will be/’ll be

flying/seeing/going etc .

Negative

I/you/we/they/he/she/it

will not be/won’t be/’ll not be

flying/seeing/going etc .

Questions

Will

I/you/we/they/he/she/it

be

flying/seeing/going etc ?


* NOTE: Negative questions are also possible. We generally use them to show surprise, disbelief, or shock.

Won’t Liz be coming to the wedding?