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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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Future continuous vs present continuous

We can use future continuous almost the same way as present continuous to show that something was planned. I'm visiting her next week I will be visiting her next week The meaning is pretty much ...
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Future continuous and conditionals

I was taught that future simple shows a sequence and future continuous shows that something started before something else. 1 When you come, I will cook something. 2 When you come I will be cooking ...
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Ongoing activity future continuous

I have studied a lot about future continuous and I have some doubts which I hope you can dispel. For example my concern is that people state that we use future continuous to show that some action will ...
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future continuous vs be going to be do something

We use future continuous when: two actions happen at the same time (I will be singing while she is cooking) longer action interrupted by a shorter one (I will be driving when she comes) future ...
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Future tenses use 1 [duplicate]

1 I will play games next week 2 I will be playing games next week Both are grammatically correct but second is unlikely unless I specify time like for two hours or add additional activity like " ...
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Past continuous vs future continuous

1 Last week I worked 2 Last week I was working As far as I'm concerned 1 is more common and second would be more natural when we add for instance " Last week I was working when I decided to take ...
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Future continuous

I know that it is more natural to use past simple to ask What did you do yesterday or last week and so on when it is a general question and past continuous is used when a question is more specific for ...
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The usage of future continuous

I know that when I don't give any specific time and also it's not known for context I should say for example: I will work instead of I will be working. My question is if adding for instance 'tomorrow'...
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How long will you be drinking your tea for? [closed]

Your friend is drinking (a cup of) tea. You know she'll be free after that. You want to know how long she'll be engaged in this (so that you know when she'll be free). Please tell me which of these ...
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Future Simple vs Future Continuous

What is the difference between these two sentences? (Additional question: Do I have to change the preposition, "in" to "by"?) The factory will produce five million cars a year in ...
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Tenses for future non-continuous actions

Do we use future continuous only for continuous actions? If yes, how should I express future actions that couldn’t be continuous? Example: (1) I ______ (be) in the park at 10 am. PS: feel free to add ...
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Ways to talk about the future

What are the most natural ways to say it? (1) David just called. He said he will not be coming to the meeting. (2) David just called. He said he will not come to the meeting. (3) David just called. ...
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Why releasing a record can not be considered as a process?

Why can't we say" the record will be releasing on 2 th September " if we consider that releasing a record is a process that takes some time. I know that the correct version is" will be ...
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The future simple vs. the future continuous in context

Can you please tell me if there is any difference in meaning between the future simple and the future continuous in the sentence below. The courier will drop off your order in 30 minutes and he will ...
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Future continuous in the main clause of first conditional

I have read this page and this page. In both, for the first conditional, there are just examples in which simple future is used in the main clause. Can we use future continuous in the main clause as ...
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Will / Going to / Will be + ing

Which sentence would you choose and why? A) Go home. Your parents will worry. B) Go home. Your parents are going to worry. C) Go home. Your parents will be worrying. Thanks!
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The Central Bank will reduce the key rate for 2 years

They were married for 70 years. They got married 78 years ago and died 8 years ago. Here the past simple with "for" refers to the whole action - 70 years. Yesterday, they got married for ...
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What is the difference in the meaning between 'it will end soon" and "it will be ending soon"?

Is there a difference in the meaning between "it will end soon" and "it will be ending soon"?. I don't see one may be the second one indicates that it has been planned before. My ...
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Is what my grammar book says relevant? the interchangeability of future simple and future continuous with certain designations of time

I have a book called "The practice of English grammar." by Izrailevich, Katchalova. It's quite old. I wonder whether what it says is true and accurate. Is it really true that you use the ...
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Differences between 'will be doing' and 'will do'

The Greenwood Boys are a group of pop singers. At present, they are visiting all parts of the country. They will be arriving here tomorrow. They will be coming by train and most of the young people in ...
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What's the difference between "We will soon arrive..." and "We will soon be arriving..."

On Japanese Shinkansen bullet trains, you hear the announcement say "We will soon be arriving at [the name of a station]." Is there any difference between "We will soon arrive at Tokyo ...
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Don‘t worry I won‘t be reading that

I am wondering about this scenario. My colleague is sitting in our break room. I come in. She pulls away the letter she was looking at. If I wanted to sit down and wanted to let her know that it was ...
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difference between "will be doing" and "be doing" when use the continuous form for the future

I am confused about the following description of 'will be -ing' from a grammar book, which says: We also use 'will be doing' to talk about complete action in the future. Here is the example in which ...
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"Will you work this evening?" vs "Will you be working this evening?"

Let's suppose I'm gonna ask my collegue whether he or she is working this evening. Could you please explain what is the difference between the two phrases below? Will you work this evening? Will you ...
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"Will [somebody] be getting [something] in" vs "will [somebody] get [something] in"

Why does a customer ask a shop assistant "will you be getting any more in" instead of "will you get any more in"? Why is future continuous used and not future simple?
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going to vs going to be [duplicate]

What's the difference between both the sentences:- I am going to show you something. I am going to be showing you something. I will be showing you something. I am going to send. I am going to be ...
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"You will want to..." vs. "you will be wanting to..."

Could you tell me what the difference in meaning between you will want to and you will be wanting to is? For example in the ninth episode of the second season of Rick and Morty, an alien said the ...
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Can we combine Future Continuous with Present Simple into grammatically correct sentence?

While learning English grammar I noticed that we can combine Past Perfect Continuous, Past Perfect and Past Continuous tenses with following actions (also in past) described in Past Simple. e.g.: “We ...
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"From now on I will do" vs. "from now on I will be doing"

Could you tell me if there is any difference in meaning between from now on I will do and from now on I will be doing? For example: From now on I will eat only healthy food. From now on I will be ...
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Is it correct here to say that "...more was to come"

The following is a paragraph of the NY Times news: It was not clear whether the action was the totality of the Iranian response to the killing of the scientist …, or whether more was to come. Is the ...
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Are sometimes Simple Future and Future Progressive interchangeable

One thing that tricks me is the meaning the progressive form of the future conveys. For instance: This time next week we'll be meeting our boos Saturday I'll be fighting him Does those two mean: ...
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Can I use Future Perfect Continuous to describe actions that will be happening in the future for some period of time?

I've been reading about Future Continuous and Future Perfect Continuous tenses in an article (I'm not providing a link, because it's in Russian). It says that I should use Future Continuos with ...
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Why did the author choose to use future continuous in this sentence?

I saw this sentence "You won’t be losing that record anytime soon." and I am wondering what does that mean and why the use of future continuous? Is it limited in time? It is an ad for a new ...
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"She'll be sleeping in my tower." Why the future continuous?

This dialogue is from a series called “A discovery of witches”. The male protagonist, a vampire, is talking to her mom about the sleeping arrangements for his girlfriend, a witch, who is being pursued ...
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Future perfect with 'for'

To talk about an action that is still ongoing at a point in the future, we use the future perfect progressive with 'for' to emphasize the duration of the action: By the end of September, I will have ...
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I want to know the grammatical errors in this sentence if any. The sentence is:-. "The hospital's construction will be finishing soon." [closed]

I am confused whether the sentence will be the above mentioned one or should be written like :- The construction of hospital will be ending soon
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The use of the future continuous in place of the future simple

Tell me please why the presenter in this clip decided to use the future progressive instead of the future simple. It is at 1 minute and 56 seconds. Here is the exerpt: If you don't like my cooking, ...
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How would you say that you will read a certain book in a certain month, but you won't finish it?

How would you say that you will read a certain book in a certain month, but you won't finish it? Would the future progressive do the trick. For example: I will be reading a book next month.
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You will be fine

I have a doubt on this sentence You will be fine. I want to know what kind of sentence is this? As per my research, it is not a sentence in the future continuous form, although it uses, will be It ...
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to have something done in future continious

I wonder what is the correct form of using 'to have something done' in future continuous. As example let's take a hypothetical situation that a new island has just been discovered and the explorer ...
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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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Future perfect continuous or future continuous?

Which variant is correct? Will you still be living here in ten years? Or Will you still have been living here in ten years? Please help me see the difference between the two sentences.
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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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