将来进行时

型态

将来进行时是由两个要素组成:
Be 动词的一般将来时 + 现在分词(动词原型+ing)

主词 Be 动词一般将来时 现在分词
You will be watching
I will be staying
将来进行时,以 to stay 为例
肯定句 否定句 疑问句 否定疑问句
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?

作用

将来进行时涉及一个未完成的动作,而这个动作会在将来某个时间持续进行着。会用到将来进行时的情况很少。

用将来进行时表达预期自己在将来的状况。

举例
  • 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.

用将来进行时表达对将来动作的预测或猜测。

例句
  • 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.

用将来进行时疑问句来询问有关未来的信息,口气上较礼貌。

举例
  • 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?

将来进行时可以意指我们预期在将来会发生的连续性动作。

举例
  • 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.

当将来进行时与 still 连用时,意指某件事现在已正在发生,而且我们预期这件事还会持续到将来某个时间点。

举例
  • 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.