Verb tenses: future continuous


This time next week I will be swimming in the sea.


Will + be + infinitive + ing I will be watching

When to use::

  • to express doing something in the future, i.e. I will be in the middle of an action in the future. We often use time expressions for this:
    • Don't call me after 10. I will be working.
    • The baby will be sleeping when you come home. Try to be quiet.
  • to make guesses about the future (usually if you think something will happen because it normally happens):
    • I expect she will be coming to the party (because she always does).
  • to ask politely about some future events (especially if you need something from another person):
    • Will you be using your laptop tonight? (Maybe you want to borrow the laptop).
Further learning
Description Author Language
Various examples using the future continuous. Smrt English
When to use the future continuous, e.g. I will be waiting. BBC Learning