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Future continuous

Come si forma il future continuous

Il future continuous è composto da due elementi:
il simple future del verbo to be + il participio presente (forma base + ing)

Soggetto simple future del verbo to be participio presente
You will be watching
I will be staying
Future continuous del verbo "to stay"
Affermativa 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?

Funzioni del future continuous

Il future continuous si riferisce a un'azione o a un evento che sarà in corso di svolgimento nel futuro. Il future continuous viene utilizzato per esprimere diversi concetti.

Il future continuous per proiettarsi nel futuro.

  • 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.

Il future continuous per fare supposizioni su ciò che accadrà nel futuro.

  • 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.

Nelle frasi interrogative, il future continuous per chiedere, in modo molto educato, un'informazione sul futuro.

  • 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?

Il future continuous per parlare di eventi continuativi che si prevede si verificheranno nel futuro.

  • 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.

Usato con still, il future continuous per parlare di eventi già in corso e che si prevede continueranno per un determinato periodo di tempo nel futuro.

  • 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.