Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 3,469
    #1

    future+while+present progressive

    "I'll be watching TV while kids are playing in the backyard."(correct)?

    OR

    "When they are shopping, I'll be watching a soccer match."(correct)?

    OR

    "When they will be shopping, I'll be watching a soccer match."(incorrect)?

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,624
    #2

    Re: future+while+present progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I'll be watching TV while kids are playing in the backyard."(correct)? Yes.

    OR

    "When they are shopping, I'll be watching a soccer match."(correct)? Yes.

    OR

    "When they will be shopping, I'll be watching a soccer match."(incorrect)? Yes, incorrect.
    Bhai.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 3,469
    #3

    Re: future+while+present progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Bhai.
    "She's going to cook dinner while kids will be playing outside." OK?

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,624
    #4

    Re: future+while+present progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "She's going to cook dinner while kids will be playing outside." OK?
    I wouldn't say it's wrong exactly but it's awkward, "...while the kids are playing outside" would be better.

Similar Threads

  1. future continous and present progressive
    By simon1234 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 21-Dec-2010, 06:12
  2. present progressive vs. future be going to
    By AdeExpress in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Jun-2010, 05:50
  3. the present progressive with future meaning
    By soleiljy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-Nov-2007, 19:34
  4. Present progressive future
    By udara sankalpa in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Jul-2007, 10:17
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-Feb-2007, 20:17

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •