Future Progressive Tense (with Examples)

Future Progressive Tense (with Examples)

The future progressive tense is used for an ongoing 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?

Infographic for the Future Perfect Tense

Here is an infographic explaining the future progressive tense:

future 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

Verb Tense Widget

Use this widget to learn about the different tenses. How do you use this widget? Well, if there's a button, a drop-down menu, or a , you can click it!

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
Interactive Exercise
Here are three randomly selected questions from a larger exercise, which can be edited and printed to create exercise worksheets.

See Also

Take a test on the future progressive tense 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