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FUTURE CONTINUOUS

El futuro continuo
Form (Forma)
Para formar el futuro continuo se utilizan will be o be going to y el gerundio
(infinitivo + -ing) del verbo principal.

Sujeto
I

he, she, it

you, we, they

Auxiliares

Gerundio

will be

talking, eating, learning,

am going to be

doing, going

will be

talking, eating, learning,

is going to be

doing, going

will be

talking, eating, learning,

are going to be

doing, going

Structure (Estructura)
1. Affirmative Sentences (Frases afirmativas)

Sujeto + will be + gerundio


Sujeto + verbo auxiliar (to be) + going to be + gerundio
I will be talking. / Im going to be talking. (Estar hablando.)
He will be eating. / Hes going to be eating. (Estar comiendo.)
They will be learning. / Theyre going to be learning. (Estarn aprendiendo.)
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2. Negative Sentences (Frases negativas)

Sujeto + will be + not + gerundio


Sujeto + verbo auxiliar (to be) + not + going to be + gerundio
I will not [wont] be talking. / Im not going to be talking.
o (No estar hablando.)
He will not [wont] be eating. / Hes not going to be eating.
o

(No estar comiendo.)

They will not [wont] be learning. / Theyre not going to be learning.


o (No estarn aprendiendo.)

Nota: En las frases negativas el auxiliar negativo not va entre los

verbos auxiliares will y be o entre to be y going to be

3. Interrogative Sentences (Frases interrogativas)

Verbo auxiliar will + sujeto + "be"+ gerundio?


Verbo auxiliar (to be) + sujeto + going to be + gerundio?
Will you be talking? / Are you going to be talking?
o (Estars hablando?)
Will he be eating? / Is he going to be eating?
o (Estar comiendo?)
Will they be learning? / Are they going to be learning?
o (Estarn aprendiendo?)

Nota: En las frases interrogativas el sujeto va entre los verbos auxiliares

will y be o entre to be y going to be.

Uses (Usos): LOS MISMOS DEL PASADO CONTINUO, PERO EN EL FUTURO.


A diferencia del futuro simple, las dos formas del futuro continuo significan casi
lo mismo y son intercambiables. Tambin, los usos del futuro continuo son los mismos
del pasado continuo, pero en el futuro.

1. El futuro continuo lo utilizamos para una accin larga que pasar en el futuro y
ser interrumpida. La accin que se interrumpe est en el futuro continuo y la accin
que provoca la interrupcin est en el presente simple.

Ejemplos:
Jose will be [Joses going to be] watching the news when you call.
o (Jose estar mirando las noticias cuando le llames.)
Will it be [Is it going to be] raining when l leave?
o (Estar lloviendo cuando salga?)
I will be watching TV when she arrives tonight.
I will be waiting for you when your bus arrives.
I am going to be staying at the Madison Hotel, if anything happens and you
need to contact me.
He will be studying at the library tonight, so he will not see Jennifer when she
arrives.
2. Se usa el futuro continuo para hablar sobre acciones en un tiempo especfico en
el futuro.

Ejemplos:
Paula will be [Paulas going to be] living in Spain next April.
o (Paula estar viviendo en Espaa el prximo abril.)

Well still be working [Were still going to be working] at 10 oclock


tomorrow night.
o (Todava estaremos trabajando a las 10 maana por la noche.)
Tonight at 6 PM, I am going to be eating dinner.
I will be in the process of eating dinner.
At midnight tonight, we will still be driving through the desert.
We will be in the process of driving through the desert.
Nota: Hay que tener en cuenta que hay verbos (STATIVE VERBS) que no solemos
usar en los tiempos continuos.
3. Se usa el futuro continuo para dos acciones que ocurrirn al mismo tiempo en el
futuro.

I am going to be studying and he is going to be making dinner.

Tonight, they will be eating dinner, discussing their plans, and having a good time.

While Ellen is reading, Tim will be watching television.


Notice "is reading" because of the time clause containing "while.")

4 Atmosphere in the Future


In English, we often use a series of Parallel Actions to describe atmosphere at a
specific point in the future.
Example:

When I arrive at the party, everybody is going to be celebrating. Some will be


dancing. Others are going to be talking. A few peoplewill be eating pizza, and
several people are going to be drinking beer. They always do the same thing.

REMEMBER No Future in Time Clauses


Like all future tenses, the Future Continuous cannot be used in clauses beginning
with time expressions such as: when, while, before, after, by the time, as soon as, if,
unless, etc. Instead of Future Continuous, Present Continuous is used.
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Examples:

While I am finishing my homework, she is going to make dinner. Correct

While I am going to be finishing my homework, she is going to make dinner.

AND REMEMBER Non-Continuous Verbs / Mixed Verbs


It is important to remember that Non-Continuous Verbs cannot be used in any
continuous tenses. Also, certain non-continuous meanings for Mixed Verbs cannot be
used in continuous tenses. Instead of using Future Continuous with these verbs, you
must use Simple Future.
Examples:

Jane will be at my house when you arrive. Correct

Jane will be being at my house when you arrive.

ADVERB PLACEMENT
The examples below show the placement for grammar adverbs such as: always,
only, never, ever, still, just, etc.
Examples:

You will still be waiting for her when her plane arrives.

Will you still be waiting for her when her plane arrives?

You are still going to be waiting for her when her plane arrives.

Are you still going to be waiting for her when her plane arrives?

ACTIVE / PASSIVE
Examples:

At 8:00 PM tonight, John will be washing the dishes. Active

At 8:00 PM tonight, the dishes will be being washed by John. Passive

At 8:00 PM tonight, John is going to be washing the dishes. Active

At 8:00 PM tonight, the dishes are going to be being washed by John. Passive

NOTE: Passive forms of the Future Continuous are not common.

FUNCIONES
El "future continuous" hace referencia a una accin o eventos inacabados que
seguirn ocurriendo con posterioridad al momento presente. El "future continuous" se
emplea con una considerable variedad de propsitos.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. En forma interrogativa, el "future continuous" sirve para pedir


educadamente informacin 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?

4. El "future continuous" puede utilizarse para hacer referencia a eventos de


cierta duracin que creemos que se desarrollarn 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.


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5. En combinacin con el trmino "still", el "future continuous" hace


referencia a eventos que ya estn ocurriendo ahora y que suponemos que se
prolongarn 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.
You will still be waiting for her when her plane arrives.
Will you still be waiting for her when her plane arrives?
You are still going to be waiting for her when her plane arrives.
Are you still going to be waiting for her when her plane arrives?

FUENTE:
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/futurecontinuous.html
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs23.htm Simple Future and Future
Continuous
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs24.htm Simple Present, Simple Future,
Present Continuous, and Future Continuous
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs29practicetest.htm Cumulative Verb
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