GRAMMAR 14: FUTURE PERFECT AND FUTURE CONTINUOUS

GRAMMAR 14: FUTURE PERFECT AND FUTURE CONTINUOUS

Hello everybody! It´s time for grammar, and today we´re going to talk about future again. In this case, we´re going to talk about future perfect and future continuous. What´s the difference between them? When do we use one or another? If you want to answer the questions, you must read this post.  Go on!

INTRODUCTION

In this post you´ll find some useful information about future perfect and future continuous and some keys to differentiate one from the other. What are their structures? Go on and find the answer.

FUTURE PERFECT

1. Structure

WILL  HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE

2. Use

We use the future perfect to say that something will be finished at a particular time in the future.

e.g. (1) In three weeks time, high school will have finished.

e.g. (2) My girlfriend won´t have come out of the shopping centre yet.

e.g. (3) I´ll have done my history project by Wednesday.

3. Time expressions

This tense is often used with time expressions like…

e.g. in (two weeks´)time, by (Monday / next month / nex year…)

FUTURE CONTINUOUS

1. Structure

WILL BE + VERB + ING

2. Use

We use the future continuous to say that an action will be in progress at a certain time in the future.

e.g. (1) Please, don´t come at five. I´ll be studying.

e.g. (2) What will your brother doing tomorrow at nine? I want to call him.

3. Time expressions

This tense is very common with an exact time in the future (e.g. 12.00, 5.00…)

NOW, IT´S YOUR TURN. CAN YOU COMPLETE THESE SENTENCES?

1. What do you think we ________________ (do) this time next week?

2. I ___________________ (finish) all my exams and I _________________ (sit) in the sun on a desert island.

3. I´ve got the feeling that when our exam results come out next week, I _______________ (not pass) any of them.

And that is all for today. Do you have any doubts? If so, leave us a comment.

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