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Copy of English Grammar Class - The Future Progressive
Transcript of Copy of English Grammar Class - The Future Progressive
It is used to express an activity that will be in progress at a specific time in the future
The ''Mood, Aspect and Tenses'' document
The two ways of forming the future progressive
Will be + Present participle
Subject + Will be + Verb+ing + Rest of the sentence.
He will be eating when you come home.
Subject + Will + Not + be + Verb+ing + Rest of the sentence.
He will not be eating when you come home.
Will + Subject + be + Verb+ing + Rest of the sentence +?
Will he be eating when you come home?
with ''be going to''
Am/Are/Is + going to be + present participle
Subject + To be + Going to be + Verb+ing + Rest of the sentence.
He is going to be eating when you come home.
He is not going to be eating when you come home.
Subject + To be + Not + Going to be + Verb+ing + Rest of the sentence.
To be + Subject + Going to be + Verb+ing + Rest of the sentence + ?
Is he going to be eating when you come home?
The four uses of the future progressive
INTERRUPTED ACTION IN THE FUTURE
To indicate that a longer action will be interrupted by a shorter action in the future.
It can be a real interruption or not.
I will be watching TV when she arrives tonight.
I will be waiting for you when your bus arrives.
When I come to school, the other kids will be waiting for me
He will be studying at the library tonight, so he will not see Jennifer when she arrives.
The interruption is always in the simple present. Not in the simple future!
UNINTERRUPTED ACTION IN THE FUTURE
A specific time can be used to situate a longer action in the furure. In that case, the action is in progress before and after the specific time.
Tonight at 6 PM, I am going to be eating dinner.
At midnight tonight, we will still be driving through the desert.
PARALLEL ACTIONS IN THE FUTURE
It expresses the idea that two actions will be happening at the same time.
One does not interrupt the other.
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.
The use of ''While'' means that there is no interruption.
To show parallel actions, we use ''and''.
DESCRIBE AN ATMOSPHERE IN THE FUTURE
Use a series of parallel actions to describe an atmosphere at a specific time in the future.
At the party, everybody is going to be celebrating. Some will be dancing. Others are going to be talking. A few people will be eating pizza, and several people are going to be drinking beer. They always do the same thing.
And now...let's do some exercices!
1. Ted: When we get to the party, Jerry (watch) will be watching TV,
Sam (make) will be making drinks, Beth (dance) will be dancing by herself
and Thad (complain) will be complaining about his day at work.
Robin: Maybe, this time they won't be doing the same things.
Ted: I am absolutely positive they (do) will be doing the same things; they
always do the same things.
1. At midnight we will be sleeping .
2. This time next week we will be sitting at the beach.
3. At nine I will be watching the news.
4. He will not be playing all afternoon.
5. I will not be working all day.
6. Will you be eating at six?
7. Will she be driving to London?
1) Peggy will be coming to the party on Saturday.
2) We will be meeting him tomorrow.
3) This time next week he will be flying to South Africa.
4) At 6 o'clock on Friday they will be singing the new song.
5) It will probably be raining when I reach Bangkok.
6) Tomorrow at nine I will be writing a test.