Future Continuous Tense : English Grammar for SBI IBPS Bank PO/Clerk Exams


Let’s first see some examples of Future Continuous Tense.

I shall be writing the letters in the evening.
They will be playing cricket in the evening.
Tom will be reading in the college.
We shall be watching TV in the evening.

Sentence Structure

Type of SentenceStructureExample
AffermativeSubject + will/shall + be + V-I(-ing) + ObjectI shall be going to market.
She will be washing the car.
Tom will be playing chess.
NegativeSubject + will/shall + not + be + V-I(-ing) + ObjectI shall not be going to market.
She will not be washing the car.
Tom will not be playing chess.
InterrogativeWill/Shall + subject + be + V-I(-ing) + ObjectShall I be going to market?
Will she be washing the car?
Will Tom be playing chess?
Interrogative-NegativeWill/Shall + subject + not + be + V-I(-ing) + ObjectShall I not be going to market?
Will she not be washing the car?
Will Tom not be playing chess?


  • ‘Shall’ is used with the First person (Shall I, Shall We)
  • ‘Will’ is used with the second and third person (Will he, Will they, Will it, Will you)
  • We will study more use of shall, can, may in Modals
  • Let always comes in the beginning of the sentence. Let is followed by an objective pronoun (Let him, Let them, Let us). It is never followed by a subjective pronoun (Let I, Let you, Let he; these are wrong)

When we use Future Continuous Tense ?

  • Used to talk about actions which will be in progress at a time in the future.
    I suppose it will be raining when we start.
    This time tomorrow I will be sitting on the train.
  • Used to talk about actions in the future which are already planned or which are expected to happen in the normal course of things.
    I will be staying here till Monday.
    The postman will be coming soon.
    He will be meeting us next month.

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