Monday, 27 May 2013

FUTURE TENSE -- FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE ---EXPLANATION WITH EXAMPLES AND EXERCISES

FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE


This tense denotes that action will continue in future time and will not be complete. Time for continuation or completion of action is not given. It is also called Future Imperfect  Tense or Future Progressive Tense.

In this tense 'Shall' or 'Will' and 'be' with first form of verb with 'ing' are used. 
For example : 

Children will be playing in the garden.
I shall be waiting for you.

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AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES


In this tense with ‘shall or will’,' be' is used. First form of verb and ‘ing’ is used.


For Example: 
  • We shall be taking our examination.
  • You will be leaving for your home tomorrow.
  • Boys will be purchasing their new books.



NEGATIVE SENTENCES

In this tense ‘shall  or will’  followed by ‘not’ and 'be' & first form of verb with ‘ing’ is used.


For Example :
  • I shall  not be taking my meals.
  • We shall not be going to their house.
  • You will not be combing your hair.
  • Boys will not be making any mischief.



INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES

In this sentence ‘shall or will’ is used before subject with be and first form of verb with ‘ing’. Interrogative sign will be used at the end of the  sentence.


For Example :
  • Will you be going to  your office ?
  • Shall I be participating in the feat?
  • Will she be purchasing her clothes?



Similarly in interrogative negative sentences ‘shall or will’ is used before subject and 'not' & 'be' is  used before first  form of verb with 'ing'  in the sentence.




For Example :
  • Shall I not be solving these sums?
  • Will the boys not be attending this meeting?
  • Will Mohan not be taking his meals?
  • Will you not be writing an article for the newspaper?


In case of Interrogative sentences starting with words 'wh' , the sentence starts with the word 'wh' followed by 'had' , subject , been and first form of verb with 'ing'. The sentence ends with a sign of interrogation mark. For example :

Why will he be going out at this time?
Which boy will be leading  the team?
Where will you be putting up during your stay?
Who will be looking after the child?
How will they be managing their affairs?
In which year will he be leaving the college?
What will they be doing at this time?


EXERCISE NO  1

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. They .........(leave) for their homes tomorrow.

2. Boys........(take) their test.

3. She........  (comb) her hair. 

4. The peasants........ (harvest) their crops.

5. We shall.......(go) out for a walk in the morning.

EXERCISE NO  2.

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. You..........  (not cook) food for us.

2. She........( not pluck) flowers in the garden.

3. The child.......... (not cry).

4. I shall.......... (not learn) my lesson.

5. The girl......... (not tell) a lie.

EXERCISE NO  3

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. .......the gardener..........( plant) plants in the garden?

2. ........you.........(purchase) vegetables in the market?

3.  ........I ........(teach) him English?

4.  .......they .........( walk) in the garden in the morning?

5. ........ the girls ........(sing) songs?

EXERCISE NO  4

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. Who........ ( preside) over the meeting tomorrow? 

2. What she .......( do) at this time?

3. How you  ........(solve) this problem?

4. Where  you ....... (reside) during your stay?

5. When they .......(shift) to their new house?

  EXERCISE NO  5

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.

I ........... (attend) the college for the last time today. I ...........(complete) my college studies today. I ......... (leave) the college and my college friends for ever. I .......... (go) to some other city to find some job there. One of my friends too......... (accompany) me. We ......... (move) together for the city tomorrow morning. We ............( leave) by train. We .......... (reach) there by 10 a.m. We ........ (put up) in a hotel there for a few days. Soon we....... (reside) in a rented accommodation when we get some job in the city.


EXERCISE NO  6

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.

I.......... (go) out for a walk in the morning tomorrow. My friend........  (accompany) me for a walk. A cool breeze .......... (blow) in the morning. Many people......... (take) exercise in the garden. Children ......... (play) in the garden.   Birds............ ( chirp) in trees. A group of elderly persons ...........( sit) on the grass in the garden and ...........(talk) with each other. We both ......... (enjoy) ourselves in the morning. We ......... (return) after spending an hour or so in the garden. We .........(feel) very fresh after returning from the walk.











(ANSWERS)

EXERCISE NO  1

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. They will be leaving for their homes tomorrow.

2. Boys will be taking their test.

3. She will be combing her hair. 

4. The peasants will be harvesting their crops.

5. We shall be going out for a walk in the morning.


EXERCISE NO  2.

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. You will not be cooking food for us.

2. She will not be plucking flowers in the garden.

3. The child will not be crying.

4. I shall not be learning my lesson.

5. The girl will not be telling a lie.


EXERCISE NO  3

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. Will the gardener be planting plants in the garden?

2. Will you be purchasing vegetables in the market?

3. Shall I be teaching him English?

4. Will they be walking in the garden in the morning?

5. Will the girls be singing songs?


EXERCISE NO  4

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. Who will be presiding over the meeting tomorrow? 

2. What will she be doing at this time?

3. How will you be solving this problem?

4. Where will you be residing during your stay?

5. When will they be shifting to their new house?


EXERCISE NO  5

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.

I shall be attending the college for the last time today. I shall be completing my college studies today. I shall be leaving the college and my college friends for ever. I shall be going to some other city to find some job there. One of my friends too will be accompanying me. We shall be moving together for the city tomorrow morning. We shall be leaving by train. We shall be reaching there by 10 a.m. We shall be putting up in a hotel there for a few days. Soon we shall be residing in a rented accommodation when we get some job in the city. 


EXERCISE NO  6

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.

I shall be going out for a walk in the morning tomorrow. My friend will be accompanying me for a walk. A cool breeze will be blowing in the morning. Many people will be taking exercise in the garden. Children will be playing in the garden. Birds will be chirping in trees. A group of elderly persons will be sitting on the grass in the garden and will be talking with each other. We both will be enjoying ourselves in the morning. We shall be returning after spending an hour or so in the garden. We shall be feeling very fresh after returning from the walk.