6. 2 future perfect and continuous

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I'll be driving home when you call, so just leave a message.
future continuous: will + be + -ing form
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Use will + be + -ing form for: something that will be in progress at or around a specific time.
now. driving (you call); future continuous

I expect I'll be talking to Ian tomorrow, so I could ask him then.
future continuous: will + be + -ing form
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Use will + be + -ing form for: something that will happen in the normal course of events, not as a part of a particular intention or plan.
future continuous

Will you be passing the postbox? Yes. In that case, could you post this for me?
future continuous
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We can use this meaning to introduce requests in a neutral way.

I'll have finished this report by the end of the week.
future perfect: will + have + past participle
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Use will + have + past participle to talk about something that will finish before a specific time in the future, often with the preposition by, meaning at the latest.
now. finish the report. the end of the week future perfect

I might have finished/I definitely won't have finished/I'd like to have finished by then.
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It's possible to use other modals, adverbs and phrases with both forms. might; definitely won't; I'd like to

This time next week I could be relaxing/I'll probably be relaxing/I'd like to be relaxing on a beach.
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It's possible to use other modals, adverbs and phrases with both forms. could be; probably; I'd like to

Rule 1 To talk about something that will finish before a specific time in the future,
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use will + have + past participle

Rule 2 To talk about something that will be in progress at or around a specific time in the future,
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use will + be + -ing form.

At nine, I (watch) the film. By eleven, the film (finish).
The film starts at eight, and it's about two hours long.
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At nine, I'll be watching the film. By eleven, the film will have finished.
The film starts at eight, and it's about two hours long.

At midnight she (probably/wait) for her luggage. By the time we wake up tomorrow, she(arrive) in Madrid.
Her plane lands at 11.45 p.m.
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At midnight she'll probably be waiting for her luggage. By the time we wake up tomorrow, she'll have arrived in Madrid.
Her plane lands at 11.45 p.m.

In ten minutes from now, he (eat) over sixty hotdogs. Tonight in his sleep, he (dream) about hotdogs!
The world hotdog-eating champion can eat more than six hotdogs a minute.
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In ten minutes from now, he'll have eaten over sixty hotdogs. Tonight in his sleep, he'll be dreaming about hotdogs!
The world hotdog-eating champion can eat more than six hotdogs a minute.

By this time tomorrow, I (decide). This time next week, I (wish) I had decided differently.
Give me a day to think about it.
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By this time tomorrow, I'll have decided. This time next week, I'll be wishing I had decided differently.
Give me a day to think about it.

Will you be seeing Frank today?
Conversation 1
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Yes, do you want me to give him a message?
Yes, could you tell him I probably have finished the report until tomorrow?

Just think - this time tomorrow you'll have finished all your exams.
Conversation 2
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I know. That's what keeps me going.
And you'll be celebrating with your friends.

Will you be using your computer at lunchtime today? I've got a problem with mine.
Conversation 3
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No, I'm going out and I won't be back till four if you want to use it till then.
I might still be using it when you get back. The technicians might not have fixed mine by then.


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