Future Progressive Tense (with Examples)

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Future Progressive Tense (with Examples)

The future progressive tense is used for an on-going action that will occur in the future.

Examples of the Future Progressive Tense

Here are some examples of the future progressive tense (shaded):
  • The Moscow State Circus will be performing in Cheltenham for the next 3 weeks.
  • We will be celebrating like Kings if it works.
You can also have a negative version:
  • The Moscow State Circus will not be performing in Cheltenham for the next 3 weeks.
  • We will not be celebrating like Kings if it fails.
And, the question version:
  • Will the Moscow State Circus be performing in Cheltenham for the next 3 weeks?
  • Will we be celebrating like Kings if it works?

Forming the Future Perfect Tense

Here is an infographic explaining the future progressive tense:



Other Future Tenses

The future progressive tense is one of four future tenses. They are:

The 4 Future Tenses Example
simple future tense I will go
future progressive tense I will be going
future perfect tense I will have gone
future perfect progressive I will have been going

Forming the Future Progressive Tense

The future progressive tense is formed like this:

Will be + [verb] + ing

(for singular and plural)

The word that ends ing is known as a present participle. It is formed like this:

Add ing to most verbs:
  • play > playing
  • shout > shouting
For verbs that end e, remove the e and add ing:
  • prepare > preparing
  • ride > riding
For verbs that end ie, change the ie to y and add ing:
  • lie > lying
  • untie > untying
For verbs whose last syllable is written [consonant-vowel-consonant] and is stressed, double the final consonant and add ing:
  • run > running
  • forget > forgetting
 
 

Take a longer test on the future progressive tense.


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