# Future Tense: Definition & Structure

## Future tense has four types:

• Future Indefinite Tense.
• Future Continuous Tense.
• Future Perfect Tense.
• Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

Future Indefinite Tense:

Future indefinite tense is the simple future tense that indicates an action that is going to occur in the future.

Structure:

Subject+ Shall/Will+ verb+


Example:

• We will be going abroad for vacations this summer.
• In a few years most of our work would be automated.
• Smith will be arriving here in the evening.

Future Continuous Tense:

Future Continuous Tense defines an task that will be occurring at a particular time.

Structure:

Subject+ shall/will+ be+ verb ending in -ing+ time


Example:

• At 6pm tomorrow I will be attending a class.
• I will be attending a wedding tonight.
• While you finish your work I will be watching TV.

Future Perfect Tense:

When an action is decided to be performed on a specific time, it is called future continuous tense.

Structure:

Subject + shall/will  + past participle


Example:

• The movie will be releasing tomorrow at 12 PM.
• Tomorrow morning we will be having an exam.
• They will start renovating the office by next month.
• Matthew will be calling a meeting on Monday.

Future Continuous Tense:

This tense is not used practically.