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The future continuous tense


Put the verbs in brackets into the future continuous tense.

1This time next month I (sit) on a beach.

2When you arrive I probably (pick) fruit.

3When we reach England it very likely (rain).

4In a few days time we (fly) over the Pyrenees.

5Iíll call for her at eight.

No, donít; she still (have) breakfast then.

6I (wait) for you when you come out.

7When you next see me I (wear) my new dress.

8My son will be in the sixth form next year.

That means that old Dr Adder (teach) him mathematics.

9Iíll give Jack your message. I can do it easily because I (see) him tomorrow. We go to work on the same train.

10 You (do) geometry next term.

11 Iíll look out for you at the parade.

Do, but I (wear) uniform so you may find it hard to recognize me.

12 He (use) the car this afternoon.

13 Itís a serious injury but he (walk) again in six weeks.

14 Iíll come at three oíclock.

Good, I (expect) you.

15 They are pulling down all the old houses in this street. I expect they (pull) down mine in a few yearsí time.


will + infinitive and the future continuous

78. Put the verbs in brackets into the appropriate future form, using will + infinitive or the future continuous.


1There is going to be a bus strike. Everyone (walk) to work next week.

2Youíve just missed the last train!

Never mind, I (walk).

3Iíll ring you tomorrow at six.

No, donít ring at six; I (bath) the baby then. Ring later.

4Mother: Your face is dirty.

Child: All right, I (wash) it.

5 Will you have lunch with me on the 24th?

Iíd love to, but Iím afraid I (do) my exam then.

6I (work) for Mr Pitt next week as his own secretary will be away.

7 You (have) something to drink, wonít you?

8 Why did you take his razor? He (look) for it everywhere tomorrow.

9 I hope youíll do well in the race tomorrow. I (think) of you.

10 Notice on board ship: In the event of an emergency all passengers (assemble) on the boat deck.

11I donít feel well enough to go to the station to meet him.

I (meet) him for you. But how I (recognize) him?

Heís small and fair, and he (wear) a black and white school cap.

12 I (leave) these flowers at the hospital for you. I (go) there anyway to visit my cousin.

13 You ought to try to get a ticket for the Spectatorsí Gallery next week; they (debate) international fishing rights.

14 Youíve left the light on.

Oh, so I have. I (go) and turn it off.

15 Iíve just been appointed assistant at the local library.

Then you (work) under my sister. She is head librarian there.


The future perfect tense

Put the verbs in brackets into the future perfect tense.


1In fortnightís time we (take) our exam.

2I (finish) this book by tomorrow evening.

3By this time tomorrow we (have) our injections.

4By the end of next year I (be) here twenty-five years.

5Iíll still be here next summer but Tom (leave).

6I (finish) this job in twenty minutes.

7By next winter they (build) four houses in that field.

8When we reach Valparaiso we (sail) all round the world.

9At the rate he is going he (spend) all his money by the time he is twenty-one.

10By this time next year I (save) $250.

11By the time we get to the party everything (be) eaten.

12The train (leave) before we reach the station.

13If I continue with my diet I (lose) 10 kilos by the end of the month.

14By the end of my university course I (attend) 1,200 lectures.

15By the end of this week my illness (cost) me $100.


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