Questions tagged [future-continuous]

For questions about WILL + BE + -ING constructions used to describe future actions that will be unfinished. These actions could have already begun and be continuing into the future or that could begin in the future. Also called future progressive.

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The use if the future progressive in context

Tell me please if the following use of the future progressive is correct. If I am using my phone, that doesn't meant that I will be ignoring you. What that means is that I will be checking some ...
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Why do people prefer using “will be doing” form(future continuous) when they can use just “will do”(simple future)?

I get confused several times, especially in speaking English, when I hear more and more native English speaker prefer to use "be doing" form. When I attend a class the instructor may say "We will be ...
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to emphasize an possible affect, should I use future continuous tense or future tense?

The professor is talking about some rules related to databases. He makes the statement That means I cannot add this tuple to the solution. Because if I do, it will be introducing a duplicate. ...
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Use of “will be taking” instead of “will take” [closed]

The moment you put your soda can down you will be taking better care I read this sentence in a newspaper article and I would like to know why she used "will be taking" instead of "will take"
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I don't understand why in both cases future continuous is used

He hasn't told his boss that he won't be coming back after his vacation John won't be driving to work any more after his arrest for being drunk at the wheel. why not won't come and won't drive, it ...
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I will have been staying there for good after I passed the exam.(future perfect continuous)

Let's say you were asked what are your plans in the future. Then you answered, to live in the U.S.A for the rest of your life after you passed an exam. You say: 1)I will have been staying in the ...
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“He IS / WILL BE running a marathon this Saturday” – difference in meaning

1a. Michael will be running a marathon this Saturday. 1b. Michael is running a marathon this Saturday. 2a. Michael will be DJing at the Manchester festival this Saturday. 2b. Michael is ...
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The Present Perfect, The Present Simple, or The Future Simple? The 3 options seems ok!

In Google's upcoming version of Chrome we read: There are a few conditions that must be met for media to autoplay on a website. It must be muted or not have audio, the user has to have ...
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cannot be shared or cannot be share?

Is it totally wrong to say "the report cannot be shared with them"? Based on MS Word it is, it accepts "the report cannot be share with them". Could someone explain this?
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Is the Future Progressive suitable in this construction?

I have come across the following construction in which the examiner used the Future Progressive Tense. Isn't it right to use the Future Perfect Tense? By 2150, the world's population will be ...
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Using the right tense for a future scheduled and planned action

I need a piece of advise. Look at these two sentences below. I'm talking about a planned and scheduled event for the future regarding a third person (my director), and I'm unsure about the right tense ...
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will + be + verb ing meaning

I see one of my friends posted this status: "Halloween celebration @ MBC - One of the last shots I'll be taking here" Anyone could explain why she uses "I'll be taking" but not "I will take"? any ...
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Future perfect continuous in the following answers

Conversation 1 John: Will we be delayed here in Boston for long? Dave: I'm afraid so. The train _____ the station for an hour. a. won't have left b. won't be left c. won't be leaving d. ...
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What is the correct answer?

What is the correct answer ? He is becoming / is going to become a geologist when he leaves university. This is his plan.
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future continuous or future simple?

John won't be driving to work any more after his arrest for being drunk at the wheel. John won't drive to work any more after his arrest for being drunk at the wheel. Do these sentences mean the ...
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Future continuous to emphasize the duration of an action

This year he (fly) has flown over 60,000 miles for his job. He (work) has been working for Crossinglives & Co. for almost two years now. He (be) is sure sure that he (work) will be working for ...
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Difference between future continuous and simple

Any differences between these two sentences: I hope it won't rain when we leave the church (the rain might begin as soon as we have left the church). I hope it won't be raining when we leave ...
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Correct the verb between the brackets

Don't call me after 7,I_____my studying(finish). I think the answer is will finishing or I had finished, but I'm not sure.
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future perfect vs future simple [closed]

I have the following exercise on translating sentences. I've written the next sentences: By the time they finish talking, the lesson will have been over, Nick will have had a shower and will have ...
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Will you be having cake?

The first question is in the Future Continuous tense. Often used in very polite requests and offers. Will you be having cake? Yes, thank you. Yes, I will. Yes, I will be Yes, I will ...
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Relation between the events in future. Is it possible to connect present continuous and simple future

I wanted to ask you whether the following sentence construction is allowed or not: I will find that I am correcting myself. For the clarification I am putting the context bellow: I know that in ...
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What is the difference between 'I will eat an apple' and ' I will be eating an apple'? [closed]

I want to know the difference between future tense and future progressive tense. For example, 'I will eat an apple' and ' I will be eating an apple'. What is the difference between two expression in ...
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“starting soon” or “started soon”?

I would like to ask which one is the appropriate grammar for using "starting soon" or "started soon". For example: The commissioning will be starting soon. Is this right or wrong?
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Future forms - which tense is good?

I am very confused using future tenses to described situation will be completed at some time in the future. Let's say that I see that workers are building a highway and I can say to a friend: The ...
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“I am excited I'll play against Federer tomorrow/next week.” Weird sentence?

I am being taught by a teacher who is a non native speaker. Her boyfriend comes from an English-speaking country. The problem is that she asked him whether the following sentences are correct: I am ...
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Which sentence is most appropriate? “Next year Anny and I {will have been / will be} married for 25 years”

Which sentence would be most appropriate? Next year Anny and I will have been married for 25 years. Next year Anny and I will be married for 25 years. (this sentence came out of a grammar book. I ...
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“When will you be leaving” instead of “When will you leave”

I heard someone use the sentence "When will you be leaving?" I want to know why this sentence was used instead of "When will you leave"?
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What's the difference between will do and will be doing? [duplicate]

College officer wrote me: you will be receiving a new letter... Why didn't he write "you will receive"? In addition, what is the difference between "I will wait" and "I'll be waiting"?
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future tense (which sentence is correct?)

If the examinations are coming, I want to tell my mother that I will work hard before the examinations. Which sentence is correct? A) I will work hard in next two weeks. B) I will be working hard in ...
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Will be + “-ing” continuous verb form

What is the meaning of will be + infinitive "-ing" continuous verb form? For example: I will be buying it. When do we use this structure?
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'you will be receiving an invoice' - why the continuous?

Could you let me know why future continuous is used in this sentence: You will be receiving an invoice from Thomas in a few days. Is it because it relates to a routine, or is it because of the ...