Unit 2.1

Future Continuous for Prediction

Tenses

The future continuous tense is used to talk about actions that will be in progress in the future. {see Future Continuous, B1 Level}

We use the future continuous tense for different purposes. One of them is for making predictions and guessing about future events.

{See Future Continuous, B1 Level}

  • Every day you will be missing Turkish cuisine more and more.
  • He will be coming here to paint the walls.
  • They will be cutting a lot of trees down.

We use future continuous to talk about future events that we think will happen, or that are already decided.

The future continuous tense refers to actions that will be in progress in the future and to make predictions and guessing about new events.

The structure is:

  • Affirmative: subject + will + be + [verb + -ing] + …
  • Negative: subject + will + not + be +[verb + -ing] + ….
  • Interrogative: will + subject + be + [verb + -ing] + … ?

We can use it in its different forms:

  • Affirmative: We start with the subject followed by will be and the verb that ends with -ing.
  • Negative: We start with the subject followed by will not be and the verb that ends with -ing.
  • Interrogative: We start with will followed by the subject and be and a verb that ends with -ing (the sentence ends with a question mark).

For example:
— “Doctors believe that you will be giving birth tomorrow at this hour.” = Doctors predict that the pregnant woman may give birth tomorrow.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.

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