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Future Continuous Tense

Read these sentences.
1. I shall be visiting the library in the evening.
2. The train will be arriving at 4:30 p.m.
3. She will be inviting us to the party.
The words printed in bold are verbs and they are in the future continuous tense. They tells us about actions that will be going on at a given point of time in the future.
Examples :


'shall be visiting', 'will be arriving', and 'will be inviting'.

The future continuous tense tells us about actions that will be in progress at a given point of time in the future.

FORM OF FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE
We write : will be/shall be + -ing form of the verb
Examples :
1. I shall be visiting the library in the evening.
shall be + ing form of the verb 'visit'
2. She will be meeting us to the party.
will be + ing form of the verb 'meet'
Fill in the blanks with the future continuous tense form of the verbs given in brackets.
1. Manya ..................... in the play. (act)
2. Father ................... the car. (drive)
3. Our train ................... the station soon. (reach)
4. We .................... to Delhi during our vacation. (go)
5. Mrs Verma ................... a new car this Diwali. (buy)
6. Nitu .................... a poem at the function. (recite)
7. They .................... for you at the movie hall. (wait)
8. Sonia ..................... the mail in the evening. (send)
9. Jyoti ..................... at the event. (sing)
10. We .................... saplings to celebrate the World Environment Day. (plant)
11. Tania ................... in this office from Monday. (work)
12. The baby ................... in the cot. (sleep)
13. Mrs Sharma .................... us English. (teach)
14. I .................... a letter to my grandfather. (write)
15. Monali .................... in the function. (dance)

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