ENglish - VinglisH!

Dear Students,
English Section in the exam is a section where some students score very well but others even fail to clear cut-off. Learning Grammar is really essential to score good marks. But, what happens is that students from various boards where lesser attention is paid on English language fail to apply grammar during the examination even if they know the rules. 

So, conclusion is that practicing in some interesting way so that the things remain intact in your mind is important. Keeping this in mind, we have launched this series of "ENglish - VinglisH". We have discussed some basic sentence errors and use of some basic words in English. Also, we learnt about the basic categorization of Tenses. Now, we will proceed with detailed explanation of every type of tense - one in a day.

This is the Twentieth post of ENglish - VinglisH. Hope you people like it.

So, lets start now!!

TENSES are that part of grammar which drastically changes the meaning of a sentences. Tenses play a vital role in Communication otherwise you can do blunders like describing an event which happened in past as an event of future.
Today we will discuss about Future Continuous Tense.

Future Continuous Tense

We use the future continuous to talk about something that will be in progress at or around a time in the future. Future Continuous has two different forms: "will be doing " and "be going to be doing." Unlike Simple Future forms, Future Continuous forms are usually interchangeable.

Future Continuous with "Will" [will be + present participle]
You will be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight.

Future Continuous with "Be Going To " [am/is/are + going to be + present participle]
You are going to be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight..

NOTE: It is possible to use either "will" or "be going to" to create the Future Continuous with little difference in meaning.


These sentences are not about the future but we can use the future continuous to talk about what we assume is happening at the moment.

Identification from Hindi Sentences:

वाक्य के अंत में 'रहा होगा', 'रही होगी', 'रहे होंगे' का प्रयोग होता है । प्रेज़न्ट कंटिन्युअस टेन्स और पास्ट कंटिन्युअस टेन्स के वाक्यो की तरह, फ्यूचर कंटिन्युअस टेन्स में भी लगातार समय का प्रयोग नही होता । अगर लगातार समय का प्रयोग हो तो वह फ्यूचर पर्फेक्ट कंटिन्युअस वाक्य बन जाता है ।

वह खा रही होगी। - She will be eating.
क्या आप पार्टी आ रहे होंगे? - Will you be coming to the party?
रोहित 2004 में रूबी को पत्र लिख रहा होगा । - Rohit will be writing letter to Ruby in 2004.

Use of Verb:

Auxiliary verb “will be” is used in sentence. 1st form of verb + ing (present participle) is used as main verb in sentence.

Difference from Future Perfect Tense

The future continuous (will be + ‘ing’ form) and the future perfect (will have + past participle) tenses are used to talk about events in the future.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense:
रोहित 2004 से रूबी को पत्र लिख रहा होगा । - Rohit will be writing letter to Ruby since 2004.

Future Continuous Tense:
रोहित 2004 में  रूबी को पत्र लिख रहा होगा । - Rohit will be writing letter to Ruby in 2004.

In every form of Tense, there are four types of sentences:

1. Positive/ Affirmative Sentence (simple statement is used)
2. Negative Sentence (no, not is used)
3. Interrogative Sentence (Question is asked)

4. Interrogative - Negative Sentence (Question is asked with no, or not)

Tomorrow we will discuss "Future Perfect Tense" in Detail.

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