I am learning English Grammar from a very popular book in Indian market (you can get it from here) and it very distinctively mentions that Passive Voice of Future Continuous tense is not possible.

However, when I searched online there are posts/blogs (for example this and this) which mentions rules for Passive Voice of Future Continuous tense.

Could someone please clarify, I am confused as both are very reliable sources?

  • Is it possible for you to provide example sentences? Dec 8, 2018 at 19:04
  • You should add the examples to your question, not just link to them.
    – user3169
    Dec 8, 2018 at 21:09

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It's possible, but don't do it.

I will be playing tennis. (active)

Tennis will be being played. (passive)

I can think of no situations where one would need use this verb form. It is such a mouthful that you should avoid it.

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    The active vs passive examples by James are correct. I would not say "don't do it." I would say that if you think carefully about why you make your choices of verb tenses, you might go your entire life without ever finding a legitimate reason to make this particular tense choice. But logically, it is quite valid. Dec 9, 2018 at 0:22
  • An example of this might be, “It’s going to be a wild party! Drinks will be had and memories will be made!”
    – Josh B.
    Dec 9, 2018 at 6:21
  • @JoshBeck "Drinks will be being drunk; memories will be being made" is a legitimate, but artificial. example. But I concur with Ross, it's valid but unused.
    – James K
    Dec 9, 2018 at 6:59

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