未来継続

未来継続の形

未来継続は二つの要素から成ります:
動詞'to be'の単純未来形 + 現在分詞 (基本形+ing)

主語 動詞 'to be'の単純未来形 現在分詞
You will be watching
I will be staying
To stay、未来継続
肯定文 否定文 疑問文 否定疑問文
I will be staying. I won't be staying. Will I be staying? Won't I be staying?
You will be staying. You won't be staying. Will you be staying? Won't you be staying?
He will be staying. He won't be staying. Will he be staying? Won't he be staying?
She will be staying. She won't be staying. Will she be staying? Won't she be staying?
It will be staying. It won't be staying. Will it be staying? Won't it be staying?
We will be staying. We won't be staying. Will we be staying? Won't we be staying?
They will be staying. They won't be staying. Will they be staying? Won't they be staying?

機能

未来継続形は今より後の時点で進行中の終了していない行動や出来事を述べます。この未来継続形は、様々な目的で使われます。

未来継続形は、私達を未来に映し出すことに使えます。

  • This time next week I will be sun-bathing in Bali.
  • By Christmas I will be skiing like a pro.
  • Just think, next Monday you will be working in your new job.

未来継続形は未来の出来事を予測し推測することにも使えます。

  • He'll be coming to the meeting, I expect.
  • I guess you'll be feeling thirsty after working in the sun.
  • You'll be missing the sunshine once you're back in England.

疑問文では、未来継続形は、礼儀正しく未来の情報を求めることにも使えます。

  • Will you be bringing your friend to the pub tonight?
  • Will Jim be coming with us?
  • Will she be going to the party tonight?
  • Will I be sleeping in this room?

未来継続形は、未来に起こることが予測される継続的な出来事を述べることに使えます。

  • I'll be seeing Jim at the conference next week.
  • When he is in Australia he will be staying with friends.
  • I'll be eating with Jane this evening so I can tell her.

stillと共に用いると、未来継続形は今すでに起こっていて将来も継続する出来事を述べます。

  • In an hour I'll still be ironing my clothes.
  • Tomorrow he'll still be suffering from his cold.
  • Next year will she still be wearing a size six?
  • Won't stock prices still be falling in the morning?
  • Unfortunately, sea levels will still be rising in 20 years.