Presentation on theme: "Future continuous The main use of this verbal tense is to express future without intention. The future continuous can also be used to express an action."— Presentation transcript:
Future continuous The main use of this verbal tense is to express future without intention. The future continuous can also be used to express an action which will continue for some time in the future without definite limits. Example: It will probably be raining when we reach. Affirmative Sentences The affirmative sentences in the future continuous are formed using the auxiliary shall / will, the infinitive of the verb to be and the present participle (verb + ing). Examples: I shall be waiting for you. They will be swimming in the beach
Exercises Fill in the blank with the appropriate verbal form of the verb in parentheses for writing affirmative sentences in the Future Continuous. › When she comes I probably ________________ flowers. (pick) › They ________________ to Athens tomorrow midnight. (travel) › Planes __________________ vertically in twenty years. (take off) › In a few seconds the phone ________________ in China. (ring) _ When they arrive it __________________ in Canberra. (rain
Future perfect This verbal tense is used to express an action that at a given time in the future will be in the past. A time expression is always used in this verbal tense. Examples: He will have written the novel by Christmas. They will not (won't) have finished the course in January. The future perfect tense is also used to describe a state, an activity or a period of time before a second action in the future. Generally there are two expressions of time is this kind of sentence, one is used to express the duration of time and another one to for the endpoint. Example: He will have worked in this factory for 25 years next week. Another use of this verbal tense is to show a completed action that happens before a second action in the future but this second action is expressed using the simple present tense and they are usually linked by a time word such as: when, by or before.
Exercises Fill in the blank with the appropriate verbal form of the verb in parentheses for writing affirmative sentences in the Future Perfect. › She _____________ ten pounds by the end of the week. (lose) › My mother________________ my socks by Christmas. (weave) › The meat _______________ when she returns home. (unfreeze) › Rice _______________before the rainy season ends. (grow) › The treasure ________________ by the end of the day. (dig up) Fill in the blank with the appropriate verbal form of the verb in parentheses for writing negative sentences in the Future Perfect. › They _________________ her the money in fifteen days. (give) › She _________________ the damage he made to her. (forget) › They ___________________ the troops in ten days. (withdraw) › The night __________________ when we reach the top. (fall) › They __________________ all the exhibition by midnight. (see)