Future Simple and Continuous


Hello learner! In this post I am going to explain the differences that exist between the 'Future Simple' and 'Future Continuous', as you can see, I also explained the 'Future Simple' as the 'Will'. However, the 'Future Continuous' is not formed with the 'Be going to', which is why I explain it in this post. Having said that, I leave you with the good.


The grammatical forms of the future are used to talk about actions that happen in the future, but let's specify a little more. The 'Future Simple' is used for decisions that are made in the moment without planning them, while the 'Future Continuous' is used for actions that will be in progress at a moment in time. of the future or for plans and agreements for the future. I leave you here the image where you can see it better the differences between 'Future Simple' and 'Future Continuous'.

Future simple and continuous


When forming the 'Future Continuous', you will see that neither the 'WILL' nor the verb 'TO BE' are modified, not even in the third person! Which makes it a lot easier. The only thing that will have to be added, as in all 'Continuous', will be the -ing at the end of the verb.

As for 'Future Simple', as you can see in the post 'Will vs Be going to ', the composition is simple, the 'Will' and the infinitive verb are added. The future has never looked so easy.


The 'WILL' is used to form the 'FUTURE SIMPLE', it is added after the subject and before the verb in the infinitive. When abbreviating it, put a quotation mark and two els ('ll) and when doing the negative form, instead of putting 'Will not', you can put 'won't'.


Subject + WILL + Verb in infinitive +…

Ex: I will study English.


Subject + WILL + NOT + Infinitive verb +…

Ex: I won’t study English.


WILL + Subject + Verb in infinitive +…?

Ex: Will you study English?


This grammatical form does not vary depending on the subject, it is formed by adding 'WILL BE' after the subject, plus the verb that corresponds to '-ing'. To form negative sentences, the 'NOT' is added after the 'WILL', and to form interrogative sentences, the order is exchanged between the subject and the 'WILL'


Subject + WILL BE + Verb with -ing +

Ex: I will be studying English.


Subject + WILL BE + NOT + Verb with -ing +

Ex: I will not be studying English.


WILL + Subject + BE + Verb with -ing +…?

Ex: Will you be studying English?

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