Future 2 progressive Tense

Future 2 progressive Tense

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Written by: Editor | Updated on: June 1, 2020 | Published on: July 6, 2017

Future 2 progressive Tense: Usage

Just like the future 2 simple, the Future 2 progressive tense is the prelude to an event in the future. In contrast to the future 2 simple, the focus of the Future 2 progressive is on the continuous duration of this event.

? Future 2 progressive formation


will have been + Infinitive + “-ing“

Just like other progressive tenses, the future 2 progressive is formed with the help of the “to be” form “been” and a verb + “-ing”. In contrast to the other progressive tenses, however, a “will have” is still needed. So the order is written as in the heading. You should also keep in mind that you are following the word order (Subject, Predicate, Object).


will not have been + Infinitive + „-ing“

Also, the negation is not really difficult, just like the formation of a “normal” sentence. That means you just have to write a “not” behind the verb “will”.



On the other hand, there are no irregular verbs in the future 2 progressive.


‼️ What to consider in the progressive form of the future 2!


Spelling rules to “-ing” formation:

Particularly, making verbs with ing at the end is very simple. However, there are few points to consider:


 1. For verbs ending in “-e”:

The “-e” goes away:

  • give becomes giving


2. Verbs ending in “-er”, “-ur”, “-ir”:

The final consonant is doubled:

  • occurs to occurring


3. Monosyllabic verbs ending on a stressed consonant:

As with the second rule, the last consonant is doubled here:

  • get becomes getting
  • swim becomes swimming
  • fit becomes fitting


4. Verbs ending in “-ie”:

For this purpose, the “-ie” is replaced by a “-y” in the formation:

  • lie becomes lying


Don’t get it twisted:

Both “will not” and “I will” are to be equated with “won’t” or “I’l“.


2️⃣ Future 2 progressive examples

Normal sentence

I will have been learning.

A negative sentence

I will not have been learning. / I won’t have been learning.

A question sentence

Will I have been learning?

? Signalwords

Just like most other progressive tenses, there are no signal words in the Future 2 progressive.

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