Future continuous

Futuro continuo

El futuro continuo o "future continuous" se usa:

 1  Para indicar que una acción que está en ejecución en el futuro es interrumpida por otra acción específica.

I will be studying when you call me.

Estaré estudiando cuando me llames.

 2  Para expresar acciones que estarán en proceso de realización o teniendo lugar en un momento específico del futuro.

Tonight I'll be watching the premiere of last season.

Esta noche estaré viendo el estreno de la última temporada.

 3  Para expresar acciones futuras que se desarrollan paralelamente.

Tonight we will be dancing and having a good time.

Esta noche estaremos bailando y pasándolo bien.

 4  Para expresar una acción que ha sido planeada para el futuro y que debe llevarse a cabo dentro de un determinado momento (la traducción no será literal, sino con matiz de futuro).

She will be visiting us next Christmas.

Va a visitarnos las próximas Navidades.

En este sentido la diferencia con el "futuro simple" es que "will" suele dar el matiz de voluntad o intención.

Will she visit us next Chrismas? 

¿Nos visitará las próximas Navidades? (¿Quiere venir a visitarnos ...?)

Will she be visiting us next Christmas?

¿Va a visitarnos las próximas Navidades? (¿Tiene planeado venir ...?)

 5  Para expresar probabilidad, deducción.

We have not called her and she will be getting angry.

No la hemos llamado y estará enfadada.

 6  Para preguntar educadamente acerca de los planes de alguien.

Will you be coming tomorrow morning?

¿Vendrás mañana por la mañana? (simplemente quiero saber tus planes de una forma educada; no presiono, ni ordeno)

Are you going to come tomorrow morning? (presiono tu decisión)

Will you come tomorrow morning? (pregunto u ordeno, dependiendo de la entonación)

Formación del "future continuous"

Afirmativo

Sujeto + shall/will + be + verbo en forma -ing

Forma larga Forma corta
I shall/will be working I'll be working
You will be working You'll be working
He will be working He'll be working
She will be working She'll be working
It will be working It'll be working
We shall/will be working We'll be working
You will be working You'll be working
They will be working They'll be working

Ejemplos

I'll be doing the washing up. Estaré haciendo la colada.
You will be playing cards. Estarás jugando a las cartas.
He'll be enjoying at the party. Estará disfrutando en la fiesta.
She will be studying French. Estará estudiando francés.
It'll be snowing. Estará nevando.
We will be teaching at the university. Estaremos enseñando en la universidad.
You'll be swimming in the sea. Estaréis nadando.
They will be sleeping. Estarán durmiendo.

Negativo


Forma larga Sujeto + shall/will + not + be + verbo en forma -ing+ ...
Forma corta Sujeto + shan´t/won't + be + verbo en forma -ing + ...
Sujeto + 'll + not + verbo en forma -ing + ...

Forma larga Forma corta
I shall/will not be working I shan´t/won't be working I'll not be working
You will not be working You won't be working You'll not be working
He will not be working He won't be working He'll not be working
She will not be working She won't be working She'll not be working
It will not be working It won't be working It'll not be working
Shall/We will not be working We shan´t/won't be working We'll not be working
You will not be working You won't be working You'll not be working
They will not be working They won't be working They'll not be working

Ejemplos

I´ll not be eating anything. No estaré comiendo nada.
You won´t be playing basketball. No estarás jugando al baloncesto.
He will not be kissing me "good night". No estará dándome el beso de buenas noches.
She´ll not be preparing dinner. No estará preparando la cena.
It won´t be flying to London. No estará volando a Londres.
We shan´t be driving fast. No estaremos conduciendo rápido.
You will not be feeding the pigs. No estarás dando de comer a los cerdos.
They´ll not be having a shower. No estarán dándose una ducha.

Interrogativo

Afirmativo

Shall/Will + sujeto + be + verbo en forma -ing + ... ?

Negativo

Forma larga Shall/Will + sujeto + not + be + verbo en forma -ing + .... ?
Forma corta Shan´t/Won't + sujeto + be + verbo en forma -ing + ... ?

Afirmativo Negativo Negativo
Shall/Will I be working? Shall/Will I not be working? Shan´t/Won't I be working?
Will you be working? Will you not be working? Won't you be working?
Will he be working? Will he not be working? Won't he be working?
Will she be working? Will she not be working? Won't she be working?
Will it be working? Will it not be working? Won't it be working?
Shall/will we be working? Shall/Will we not be working? Shan´t/Won't we be working?
Will you be working? Will you not be working? Won't you be working?
Will they be working? Will they not be working? Won't they be working?

Ejemplos

Will I be having a good time? ¿Estaré pasándomelo bien?
Won´t you be living there anymore? ¿No estarás viviendo allí nunca más?
Why will he not be cleaning the office with me? ¿Por qué no estará limpiando la oficina conmigo?
Will she be using the telephone tonight? ¿Estará usando el teléfono esta noche?
Won´t it be raining when you come back? ¿No estará lloviendo cuando vuelvas?
Shall we be drinking whisky the whole night? ¿Estaremos bebiendo whisky toda la noche?
Will you not be waiting for me? ¿No estaréis esperándome?
Where will they be learning karate? ¿Dónde estarán aprendiendo kárate?

Ejercicios

Escribe el verbo marcado en verde en la forma futuro continuo en afirmativo o negativo, según corresponda.

1 I won´t watch TV tonight, I do my homework.

I'll/will/shall be doing

2 'What will you be doing after school today?' 'We play basketball.

We'll/will/shall be playing

3 You / not wait for me when the train arrives?

Will you not (won't you) be waiting

4 I hope John finish his work when I arrive.

I'll/will/shall be finishing

5 At 8.30 she not listen to the radio.

she'll not be listening/ won't (will not) be listening

6 What not visit by this time tomorrow?

will/shall we be doing

7 Lucy / not live in her own flat next week?

Won't Lucy be living / Will Lucy not be living

8 He answer your e-mails by midday.

He'll/will be answering

9 By midnight Paul's flight land in London.

will be landing

10 This day next month we work in this office.

won't/shan't be working