The Future Continuous

Hello again!

I hope yo have enjoyed last week’s post on the will-future. Today we’ll be looking at the Future Continuous.

Now, this is a very popular tense with singers in the music industry. In fact, you can find many examples of the future continuous in well-known songs. So, I am going to test your knowledge on pop songs before we look at the grammar in more detail. Have a read over these lyrics and see if you can identify the two singers who sang those lines:

  1. Oceans apart day after day
    And I slowly go insane
    I hear your voice on the line
    But it doesn’t stop the pain

    If I see you next to never
    How can we say forever

    Wherever you go
    Whatever you do
    I will be right here waiting for you (= future continuous)
    Whatever it takes
    Or how my heart breaks
    I will be right here waiting for you

    (This song brings back memories of secondary school!! And …)

  2. I’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready to love me again
    I’ll put my hands up
    I’ll do everything different
    I’ll be better to you,
    I’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready to love me again
    I’ll put my hands up
    I’ll be somebody different
    I’ll be better to you

And can you remember who wrote those lines?

Yes, it was Bryan Adams and Adele. I have posted the music videos below, in case you’d like to listen to them, or even sing along …  🙂

But first of all, let’s have a closer look at the form and function of the future continuous tense in this video here.

Bryan Adams ‘Right Here Waiting For You’

Adele ‘I’ll Be Waiting’:

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