|shall / will + be + ... ing|
|1 events in progress in the future|
|The future progressive is a verb construction made up of the verb phrase “will be” or “shall be” plus a present participle. Also called the future continuous.|
|The future continuous conveys a sense of ongoing action at a particular future time or during a span of time in the future.|
|By this time tomorrow night, I’ll be sleeping in my own bed.|
Next summer, we will be enjoying all the fresh fruits and vegetables we planted last year.
We will be doing big business next year.
|2 events that are fixed or expected to happen|
|We can also use the future continuous to talk about things that we expect to happen in the usual course of events( the event is certain and will happen naturally).|
|I’ll be seeing Keiko tomorrow at the office. (we work together)|
President Obama will be making the announcement on the new immigration issue later tonight.
She’ll be working all night in the shop, so please take care of her kids.
|The future continuous is also used for predictions or expected trends in the future.|
|By 2030, most Africans will be living in urban areas.|
In a few years, the ocean water’s temperature will be rising and we will be losing much of our marine life.
|3 no idea of making decisions|
|My mother will be working now. ( I think she’ll be working now, but I’m not completely certain.)|
Bert will be sleeping when you find him.
Toby will be running until he’s too tired to move.
|Sometimes we use the future continuous to make polite enquiries when we wish to know what somebody’s plans are:|
|Will you be coming with me to the concert tonight?|
Will you be joining us at camp next month?
Will you be taking your car to the meeting?
|4 progressive form with going to|
|A progressive form of the going to structure is also possible.|
|It’s our wet season, so it’s going to be raining the entire week.|
I’m going to be staying at the Hilton Hotel, if anything happens, and you can contact me.
At dinner tonight, they’re going to be discussing their Easter plans and having a good time.
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