Dalam tenses bahasa inggris kita mengenal jenis waktu masa depan sperti future continuous tense. Apa dan bagaimana tenses jenis future ini? Secara sederhana tenses yang dipakai utnuk mengunkapkan baik tulisan ataupun percakapan tentang kegiatan atau kejadian yang akan dilakukan. Dalam penggunaannya, kejadian atau kegiatan yang akan dilakukan ini sering berupa sebuah rencana.
Untuk mengakomodir waktu terjadinya kegiatan tersebut, tenses future ini kemudian menambahkan informasi contininuous, atau perfect, atau juga perfect continuous. Dalam kesempatan ini kita akan belajar pengertian rumus dan contoh kalimat future continuous tense dalam bahasa inggris dimana sebelumnya sudah kita awali dengan future simple tense
Pengertian Future Continuous Tense
Future continuous tense can be used to say something that will be in progress (going on) at a particular moment in the future. It expresses the duration of a single future event with or without a definite time and for the near or distant future.
Rumus Future Continuous Tense
Future continuous tense is made up of subject added with will/shall and followed by the future simple of to be and then followed by present participle or the –ing form verb. The formula is pictured as follows:
The Pattern: Subject + Shall/Will + Be + Present Participle(the –ing form)
For example: He will be taking his exam next week
Contoh dan Penggunaan Future Continuous Tense
Penggunaan tenses future continuous bahasa inggris bisa kita telususri dalam berbagai situasi dan kondisi seperti dibawah ini:
• Future continuous is normally used with a point in future time and expresses an action which starts before that time and probably continues after it, for example:
This time tomorrow they will be studying in their class room
• It can also be used with a verb in a simple tense as pictured in the following example:
If you insist coming at seven, when you arrive there, they will still be cooking the meal.
• This tense merely states that this action will happen in the future and not imply that the speaker has arranged or wishes to do the action or suggest the idea of personal intention, for example:
I will be helping Mary tomorrow(not imply any intention)
• It usually implies an action which will occur in the normal course of events or an action which will result from a routine. It is therefore less definite and more casual than the present continuous which implies a deliberate future action.for example:
I will be phoning my mother tonight, I always phone her on Friday.
• This tense can also be used to predict the present – to say what we think or guess is probably happening now, for example:
Don’t phone now, they will be having their lunch.
• It can be used to make polite inquiries about people’s plans to see if they fit with our wishes, for example:
Will you be staying in this evening? (suggesting ‘I simply want to know your plan’)
• Sometime use future continuous with a phrase of time to talk about an action going on over a whole period, for example:
I will be working all day tomorrow
• It can also indicate duration at some point,for example:
I will be sleeping tomorrow night at that hour
• It often occurs when a word like ‘soon’ relates the time of an event to the very near present, for example:
We’ll be leaving for the Orient soon