Early learners of English language come across tenses and have to master them before moving further with the learning process. Tenses play a very important role in language and hold its grammar and literature together.
Today I will discuss about tenses and talk in detail about future continuous tense.
Tense is described as the quality of a verb which occurs in a sentence and which describes the time frame of the action taking place. In simpler terms, the occurrence of action of a sentence is depicted by the tense of that sentence.
He likes bananas.
In the above example, the verb likes indicates that the action is taking place right now and is not an event of the past or future, thus we know that the tense of this sentence is present.
The basic categorization of tense is that it can exist in three forms which are past, present and future. This means that a verb also comes in three forms i.e. past, present and future.
A verb is said to be in future tense when the action it is describing has to take place at some point in the future.
She will sing well at the party.
This example makes use of first form of verb i.e. sing along with will before it and thus it indicates that the action is of future.
But is doesn’t end there. The future tense is further divided into different forms and types which include future indefinite tense, future continuous tense, future perfect tense and future perfect continuous tense.
Today I will talk about future continuous tense.
Future Continuous Tense
Future continuous tense indicates that an action or occurrence will take place at some point in the future and will keep on happening for some period of time in the future.
She will be watching television in the evening.
The example indicates that the action of watching is yet to happen in the future and will continue till specified period of time.
A verb exists in future continuous tense when it is in first form with an –ing at the end and be before it.
The boys will be standing at the bus stop.
The above example is also that of future continuous tense. Notice that the first form of verb stand is used with –ing and will be before it which represents that time of the action is that of the future.