Unformatted text preview: nnis. THE FUTURE PROGRESSIVE TENSE
The future progressive tense refers to an action that will be underway at a particular time in the future. When
used in conjunction with when + a present tense, the future progressive action will precede the present tense in
time and may continue after it:
—The clerk will be weighing the bananas when you return. TENSE FORMATION (Future Progressive)
Simply put the helping verb (a form of to be) into the future tense and use the -ing form of the main verb:
—We buy groceries.
—>We will be buying groceries. MORE ON THE PROGRESSIVE TENSES
Certain categories of verbs are usually not used in any of the progressive tenses. When the verbs below are
used in one of the progressive tenses, they usually have a different meaning:
—You will be hearing from me.
(I will get in touch with you later.)
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