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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 continuous

  • Don’t ring at 8 o’clock. I’ll be watching Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
  • This time tomorrow we’ll be sitting on the beach. I can’t wait!

We use the future continuous to talk about something that will be in progress at or around a time in the future.

  • Don’t phone grandma now, she’ll be having dinner.
  • The kids are very quiet. They’ll be doing something wrong, I know it!

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.

Future Perfect

  • Do you think you will have finished it by next Thursday?
  • In 5 years time I’ll have finished university and I’ll be able to earn some money at last.

We use the future perfect to say that something will be finished by a particular time in the future.

We often use the future perfect with ‘by’ or ‘in’

  • I think astronauts will have landed on Mars by the year 2020.
  • I’ll have finished in an hour and then you can use the computer.

‘By’ means ‘not later than a particular time’ and ‘in’ means 'within a period of time’. We don’t know exactly when something will finish.

  • I promise I’ll have done all the work by next Saturday.

We don’t know exactly when he will finish the work – maybe Thursday, maybe Friday – but definitely before Saturday. 

Follow these links and do the exercises

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/es/quick-grammar/future-continuous-future-perfect#skip_to_here

https://elt.oup.com/student/solutions/int/grammar/grammar_05_022e?cc=ar&selLanguage=en

http://www.ejerciciodeingles.com/formas-verbales-future-progressive-future-perfect/

https://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-5110.php

 

Fuente: Created by Susan Zilberstein
Fecha: 12/7/2018 | Creado por: Susana Beatriz
Categoria: Grammar Time
Etiquetas: Almagro, Inglés, Teens, 5, 2018, Susan, Zilberstein