Future continuous

Formação

O tempo verbal "future continuous" é composto por dois elementos:
o "simple future" do verbo "to be" + o "present participle" (radical + "ing") do verbo principal.

Sujeito "simple future" do verbo "to be" "present participle" do verbo principal
You will be watching
I will be staying
To stay no "future continuous"
Afirmativa 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?

Funções

O "future continuous" indica um ação ou evento não concluído que permanecerá ocorrendo após o presente momento. Ele é utilizado para diversos objetivos.

O "future continuous" pode ser empregado para nos projetar a um momento no futuro.

Exemplos
  • 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.

O "future continuous" pode ainda ser utilizado para fazer previsões ou suposições sobre eventos que ocorrerão no futuro.

Exemplos
  • 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.

Na forma interrogativa, o "future continuous" pode ser utilizado para pedir educadamente informações sobre o futuro.

Exemplos
  • 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?

O "future continuous" também pode ser utilizado para se referir a eventos contínuos que esperamos que ocorrerão no futuro.

Exemplos
  • 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.

Quando combinado ao termo still, o "future continuous" indica eventos que já estão acontecendo neste momento, os quais acreditamos que se prolongarão no futuro.

Exemplos
  • 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.