future progressive

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future continuous tense

The future continuous tense (also known as the future progressive) is used to describe an unfinished action occurring in the future. This action can either begin in the future, or it can already be in progress in the present and continue into the future.
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Noun1.future progressive - a progressive tense used to express action that will be on-going in the future; "`I will be running' is an example of the future progressive"
continuous tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, progressive, progressive tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
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And in the late 1960s and 1970s, with Dar es Salaam the liberation capital of Africa, Dar es Salaam University incubated Uganda and Kenya's future progressive class.
Our launch assortment was crafted with new and future progressive families in mind to allow for everything new parents would need for their first year and beyond with their newborn."
* The future progressive is formed with will be + present participle: Vanessa will be chopping nuts for the biscotti.
A number of Democratic senators in the last Congress (Nebraska's Ben Nelson and Arkansas' Blanche Lincoln, to name two) opposed EFCA, even though its defeat plainly and enduringly diminished the Democrats' electoral prospects and the hopes for future progressive reform.

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