There are different tenses to express an action referring to the future.
The following table shows five different future tenses.
Future perfect continous
will + infinitive
to be (am, are, is) + going to + infinitive
will be + present participle
will have + past participle
will have been + present participle
I will watch
I am going to watch
I will be watching
I will have watched
I will have been watching
- describes an unfinished action or event that will be in progress at a time later than now
- refers to a completed action in the future
- refers to an action that is unfinished at the moment but will be finished at some point in the future
In the summer holidays Lisa (work) in a little Cafe, called La Perla, in Perugia in Italy. She (stay) there for three weeks and has already booked an accommodation where she (live).
In her freetime she (lay) at the beach and enjoy the warm weather and water. She (visit) some friends in the nearby city. Maybe she (take) the train one day and meet her aunt at a shopping centre. Lisa (take) part in an art class at the museum of fine arts. Hopefully she (improve) her italian knowledge.
1. Please don´t disturb us today between 8:00 and 9:00 clock, we (will have , will be having) an important meeting.
2. Marcus (will leave , will have left) by next week.
3. By the end of the month, I (will have been studying , will be studying) Latin for three years.
4. Next time Jakob goes out he (will have been wearing , will be wearing) a suit.
5. I (will have worked , will have been working) in this shop for 15 years when I retire.
Sometimes we can also use the Simple Present to express something that is happening in the future.
E.g.: The train leaves at 9.45 o clock.
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