Future Continuous

Although Greek doesn't make any distinction between “I write” and “I am writing” in present tense, they do make the distinction in the future tense.

There's one form for “I will be writing” and another for “I will write.” The “will be ...ing” form is called the future continuous, and is used to denote actions that take place over an extended period of time or occur repeatedly. Here are some English examples.

I will be writing web pages for six hours.
He will be giving his wife flowers every week.
They will be doing exercises every day.

This sounds weird in English; we'd usually just use the simple form of the future, and let the words like “every day” cue us in to the continuity. I will be using the continuous form for the next page or two to emphasize that we are working with future continuous.

Future continuous is the easiest tense to form; just add the word before the present tense, and there you have it.



FYI: The Greek for future continuous is
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