AEE 439: What Time Will We Be Meeting? A Rare but Important English Grammar Tense Explained for You

English grammar future continuous

We got a great question from a listener named Simon.

Simon wanted to know why we say, “What will we be doing?” or “Where will they be meeting?”

Great question Simon!

The key is to understand context and know what situations we would use this in instead of other forms of the future.

In formal situations like an organized event or a meeting we would be likely to use this tense.

For example at a conference we might use this tense a lot.

At a conference it is a structured, pre-planned event, where a lot of time blocks are scheduled out and we know what will be happening at specific times.

We use this when we are certain that things will be happening at a specific time.

Examples:

  • I will be leaving for the airport at 2 pm
  • We will be meeting in the Green room for the keynote speech
  • We’ll be serving breakfast in the cafe between 8 am and 10 am tomorrow morning. Will you be joining us?

 

Listen to the conversation and role play between Lindsay and Michelle.

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