Future Progressive Tense

(also called Future Continuous)


The Future Progressive is a very common tense in English. You should understand it, and know it well.

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How do We Use this Tense?

The Future Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action will be in progress at a certain point, or at some time period, in the future.

For example:
  • Tomorrow at 8 o'clock James will be cleaning the house.
  • James will be cleaning the house all morning.

The Future Progressive is often used together with the Simple Present.

For example:
  • James will be cleaning the house when I arrive.

Here are the different usages of this tense:


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Examples of Typical Time Expressions


Actions that will be in progress
at a certain point or at a certain
time period in the future

(The verbs are in bold)



She will be singing all night.

a lady singer




We will be doing business next year.

a handshake




He will be driving for a while.

a driver on a motorbike




An hour from now he will be lying in a hospital.

a hurt boxer



At ten o'clock tonight she will be meeting her boyfriend.

a lady on the phone



He will be shouting until he gets tired.

a man shouting



When he comes, she will be waiting.

a lady waiting



She will be walking confidently when she returns.

a lady walking confidently


Janet will be talking, and Emily will be listening to every word.

two ladies chatting

Examples of
Typical Time Expressions

  • Tomorrow
  • At 5 o'clock
  • Next month
  • All afternoon
  • All night

Boy writing happily


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