Future continuous

Formación

El "future continuous" está compuesto por dos elementos:
el "simple future" del verbo 'to be' + el "present participle" (raíz+ing) del verbo principal

Sujeto +"simple future" de "to be" +"present participle" del verbo principal
You will be watching
I will be staying
To stay, "future continuous"
Afirmativa Negativa Interrogativa Negativa interrogativa
I will be staying. I won't be staying. Will I be staying? Won't I be staying?
You will be staying. You won't be staying. Will you be staying? Won't you be staying?
He will be staying. He won't be staying. Will he be staying? Won't he be staying?
She will be staying. She won't be staying. Will she be staying? Won't she be staying?
It will be staying. It won't be staying. Will it be staying? Won't it be staying?
We will be staying. We won't be staying. Will we be staying? Won't we be staying?
They will be staying. They won't be staying. Will they be staying? Won't they be staying?

Funciones

El "future continuous" hace referencia a una acción o evento inacabados que seguirán ocurriendo con posterioridad al momento presente. El "future continuous" se emplea con una considerable variedad de propósitos.

El "future continuous" puede utilizarse para proyectarnos hacia el futuro.

Ejemplos
  • This time next week I will be sun-bathing in Bali.
  • By Christmas I will be skiing like a pro.
  • Just think, next Monday you will be working in your new job.

El "future continuous" puede utilizarse para realizar predicciones o suposiciones sobre eventos futuros.

Ejemplos
  • He'll be coming to the meeting, I expect.
  • I guess you'll be feeling thirsty after working in the sun.
  • You'll be missing the sunshine once you're back in England.

En forma interrogativa, el "future continuous" sirve para pedir educadamente información sobre el futuro.

Ejemplos
  • Will you be bringing your friend to the pub tonight?
  • Will Jim be coming with us?
  • Will she be going to the party tonight?
  • Will I be sleeping in this room?

El "future continuous" puede utilizarse para hacer referencia a eventos de cierta duración que creemos que se desarrollarán en el futuro.

Ejemplos
  • I'll be seeing Jim at the conference next week.
  • When he is in Australia he will be staying with friends.
  • I'll be eating with Jane this evening so I can tell her.

En combinación con el término "still", el "future continuous" hace referencia a eventos que ya están ocurriendo ahora y que suponemos que se prolongarán en el futuro.

Ejemplos
  • In an hour I'll still be ironing my clothes.
  • Tomorrow he'll still be suffering from his cold.
  • Next year will she still be wearing a size six?
  • Won't stock prices still be falling in the morning?
  • Unfortunately, sea levels will still be rising in 20 years.