Future Progressive Tense (with Examples)

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




See also:

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Tenses
Simple past tense
Past progressive tense
Past perfect tense
Past perfect progressive tense
Simple present tense
Present progressive tense
Present perfect tense
Present perfect progressive tense
Simple future tense
Future progressive tense
Future perfect tense
Future perfect progressive tense
 

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
 
 
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