Future Continuous Tense: Future Continuous tense is also called Future Progressive Tense. This type of verb tense indicates/denotes action happening or continuing for future times. This tense is the future version of the present continuous tense. The structure of this tense is: Subject + will be/shall be + V1 + ing + Object. Scroll down to know more about Future Continuous tense.

Definition of Future Continuous Tense

The future continuous tense refers to a verb tense which denotes that something will happen in the future and continue for an expected period of time. It is also known as the future progressive tense. The future continuous refers to an unfinished action or event that will be in progress at a time later than now. The future continuous is used for quite a few different purposes.

Structure of Future Continuous Tense

Structure of Present Continuous Tense
TypeGeneral formula & RuleExample
Future Continuous TenseSubject + will be/shall be + V1 + ing + ObjectI will have been waiting here for three hours by six o'clock.

Example of Future Continuous Tense

An example of future continuous tense is-

  • It shall be raining from tomorrow. (कल से बारिश हो रही होगी।)
  • I shall be watching the series today. (कल से बारिश हो रही होगी।)
  • They shall be staying at my place. (वे मेरे स्थान पर रहेंगे।)
  • The doctor shall be coming tomorrow. (डॉक्टर कल आ रहे होंगे। )

Structure of Sentences of Future Continuous Tense

Future Continuous Tense sentences can be in three forms, that is, Positive or Affirmative, and Negative, Interrogative sentences. Below is the structure of all three forms and examples to make you understand better.

Structure of Sentences in Future Continuous Tense
Positive/Affirmative Sentence
Subject + Will/Shall be + Verb(1st form) + ing + Object

Example of Positive/Affirmative Sentence-

  • I will be playing tennis at 10 am tomorrow. (मैं कल सुबह 10 बजे टेनिस खेल रहा रहूंगा।)
  • I shall be helping him to do the task. (मैं इस काम में उसकी मदद करूंगा।)
  • I shall be arranging all the necessary materials for the program. (मैं कार्यक्रम के लिए सभी आवश्यक सामग्री की व्यवस्था करूँगा।)
Structure of Sentences in Future Continuous Tense
Negative Sentence
Subject + Will/Shall not be + Verb(1st form) + ing + Object

Example of Negative Sentence-

  • I will not be playing tennis at 10 am tomorrow. मैं कल सुबह 10 बजे टेनिस नहीं खेल रहा रहूंगा।
  • I will not be helping him to do the task. (मैं इस काम में उसकी मदद नहीं करूँगा।)
  • We shall not be going to enjoy the musical drama. (म संगीत नाटक का आनंद लेने नहीं जा रहे होंगे।।)
  • I will not be arranging all the necessary materials for the program. (मैं कार्यक्रम के लिए सभी आवश्यक सामग्री की व्यवस्था नहीं करूँगा
Structure of Sentences in Future Continuous Tense
Interrogative Sentence
Will + Subject + be + Verb(1st form) + ing + Object 

Example of Interrogative Sentence-

  • Will I be playing tennis at 10 am tomorrow? (क्या मैं कल सुबह 10 बजे टेनिस खेलूंगा?)
  • Will I be helping him to do the task? (क्या मैं इस कार्य को करने में उसकी मदद करूँगा?)
  • Will we be going to enjoy the musical drama? (क्या हम संगीतमय नाटक का आनंद लेने जा रहे हैं?)
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Look at these example sentences in the future Continuous Tense:

 SubjectAuxiliary Verb Auxiliary VerbMain VerbObject
Positive form I Will  be working at 10 am .
Positive form You Will  be lying on a beach tomorrow.
Negative form She Will not be using the car.
Negative form We Will not be having dinner at home.
Interrogative form Will you   be playing football?
Interrogative form Will they be  watching TV?

Contraction with Future Continuous Tense

Generally, when we use the Future Continuous Tense in Speaking, we often contract the Subject and Auxiliary Verb. Below are examples of the same-

I WillI'll
You WillYou'll

he will

she will

it will

he'll

she'll

it'll

we willwe'll
they willthey'll

Uses of Future Continuous Tense

Some of the uses of future continuous tense are-

  1. To indicate an action that will be going on in the future.
  2. To describe interrupted actions in the future.
  3. To express actions in progress at a specific time in the future.
  4. To refer to actions that are happening now and expected to continue some time in the future.
  5. To ask a question politely about the future.
  6. To express parallel actions or series of parallel actions in the future.

Example of Uses of Future Continuous Tense

Some of the examples of uses of future continuous tense is-

1. To indicate an action that will be going on in the future. 

For example-

  • He'll be coming to visit us next week. (वह अगले हफ्ते हमसे मिलने आएंगे।)
  • She will be joining a coaching centre for tuition. (वह ट्यूशन के लिए एक कोचिंग सेंटर में शामिल होगी।)
  • They will be playing football on that field. (वे उस मैदान पर फुटबॉल खेल रहे होंगे।)
  • April will be having coffee in this coffee shop. (अप्रैल इस कॉफी शॉप में कॉफी पी रहा होगा।)
  • Bob will be going to the library. (बॉब पुस्तकालय जा रहा होगा।)

2. To describe interrupted actions in the future. 

For example-

  • When you come tomorrow, they will be playing tennis. (जब तुम कल आओगे, वे टेनिस खेल रहे होंगे।)
  • I'll be waiting here when you arrive. (मैं यहाँ इंतज़ार कर रहा हूँ जब तुम आओगे।)
  • We will be staying at an Airbnb, so contact the owner of the property if anything happens. (हम एक Airbnb पर रहेंगे, इसलिए अगर कुछ होता है तो संपत्ति के मालिक से संपर्क करें।)

3. To express actions in progress at a specific time in the future.

For example-

  • At 12 o'clock tomorrow, we will be having lunch at school. (कल दोपहर 12 बजे हम स्कूल में लंच करेंगे।)
  • At Noon, I will be eating lunch with my daughter. (दोपहर में, मैं अपनी बेटी के साथ दोपहर का खाना खाऊंगा।)
  • Around 6, we'll be watching a movie with our kids.( लगभग 6 बजे, हम अपने बच्चों के साथ एक फिल्म देख रहे होंगे।)

4. To refer to actions that are happening now and expected to continue sometime in the future.

For example-

  • Unfortunately, sea levels will still be rising in 20 years. (दुर्भाग्य से, समुद्र का स्तर अभी भी 20 वर्षों में बढ़ रहा होगा।)
  • I will be studying for some time. You carry on. (मैं कुछ समय के लिए अध्ययन करूंगा। तुम जारी रखों।)
  • My mother will be praying for the next two hours. (मैं कुछ समय के लिए अध्ययन करूंगा। तुम जारी रखों।)

5. To ask a question politely about the future.

For example-

  • Will you be bringing your friend to the party tonight? (क्या आप आज रात अपने दोस्त को पार्टी में लाएंगे?)

6. To express parallel actions or series of parallel actions in the future.

For example-

  • In the Future.
  • Next week.
  • Next time.
  • Next year.
  • At this moment next year.
  • At this time tomorrow.

Exercise1:

Translate Future Continuous Tense sentences from English to Hindi-
Exercise Answers
I will be studying tomorrow.मैं कल पढ़ रहा रहूंगा।
We shall not be watching a movie today.हम आज फिल्म नहीं देख रहे होंगे I 
The ship will be sailing in the sea at this time tomorrow.जहाज कल इसी समय समुद्र में नौकायन करेगा। 
I will be playing tennis at 10 am tomorrow.मैं कल सुबह 10 बजे टेनिस खेल रहा रहूंगा। 
I will be writing articles on different topics.मैं विभिन्न विषयों पर लेख लिखूंगा। 
They won't be watching TV at 9 pm tonight.वे आज रात 9 बजे टीवी नहीं देख रहे होंगे।
What will you be doing at 10 pm tonight?आज रात 10 बजे आप क्या कर रहे होंगे?
They will be travelling by aeroplane.वे हवाई जहाज से यात्रा करेंगे।

Exercise2:

Translate Future Continuous Tense sentences from Hindi to English-
ExerciseAnswers
वह एक नया कौशल सीख रहा होगा।He will be learning a new skill.
अप्रैल इस कॉफी शॉप में कॉफी पी रहा होगा।April will be having coffee in this coffee shop.
पेनी कल मैराथन में दौड़ रही होगी।Penny will be running in the marathon tomorrow.
जब आप उसे फोन करेंगे तो वह सो नहीं रही होगी।She will not be sleeping when you telephone her.
फिल्म शुरू होने पर हम रात का खाना खा रहे होंगे।We'll be having dinner when the film starts.
रौनक पुस्तकालय जा रहा होगा। Ronak will be going to the library.
अपना छाता ले लो। जब तुम लौटोगे तब बारिश हो रही होगी।Take your umbrella. It will be raining when you return.
हम अगले बुधवार को इस सिनेप्लेक्स में एक फिल्म देखेंगे।we will be watching a movie in this cineplex on next Wednesday.
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Tense ChartPresent Tense
Simple Present TensePresent Perfect Tense
Present Continuous TensePresent Perfect Continuous tense
Past tenseSimple Past tense
Past Perfect tensePast Continuous tense
Past Perfect Continuous tenseFuture Tense
Simple Future TenseFuture Perfect Tense

 

Future Continuous Tense- FAQs

Ans. Future Continuous tense is also called Future Progressive Tense. This type of verb tense indicates/denotes action happening or continuing for future times. This tense is the future version of the present continuous tense. The structure of this tense is: Subject + will be/shall be + V1 + ing + Object.

Ans. The Structure of future continuous tense is- Subject + will be/shall be + V1 + ing + Object.

Ans. Some of the examples of Future Continuous tense is- It will be raining from tomorrow, I will be watching the series today, They will be staying at my place.

Ans. Some of the uses of future continuous tense are- To indicate an action that will be going on in the future. To describe interrupted actions in the future. To express actions in progress at a specific time in the future. To refer to actions that are happening now and expected to continue some time in the future. To ask a question politely about the future. To express parallel actions or series of parallel action in the future.

Ans. The rules that are followed in future continuous tense is- It starts with the subject and is further continued by two auxiliary verb, that is, "will/shall and be" and further with main verb in -ing form and finally ends with Object.

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