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    Future continuous

    hi. i have a question about the future continuous tense.
    i was teaching future perfect, future perfect continuous and future continuous according to the summit 1 book.
    a sentence came up.
    after i have finished my studies, i will be looking for a job.
    why is future continuous used here?
    can't this be correct with simple will?
    like: after i have finished my studies. i will look for a job.
    or : after i have finished my studies, i will have been looking for a job.

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    Re: Future continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by navid.max View Post
    hi. I have a question about the future continuous tense.
    I was teaching future perfect, future perfect continuous and future continuous according to the summit 1 book.
    A sentence came up.
    "After I have finished my studies, I will be looking for a job."
    Why is future continuous used here? Why not?
    Can't this be correct with simple will?
    Like: "After I have finished my studies, I will look for a job." Yes.
    or: "After I have finished my studies, I will have been looking for a job." No.
    Bhai.

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    Re: Future continuous

    Welcome to the forum.

    You will have noticed the amendments (in red) to your post which bhaisahab made. Please make sure (especially as you are an English teacher) that you always use correct written English in your posts. It's important that we consistently write correctly so that every time a learner reads a post written by a native speaker/teacher, they see correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and capitalisation.

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular)

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    Re: Future continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by navid.max View Post
    After I have finished my studies, i will be looking for a job.
    Why is future continuous used here?
    It isn't continuous, it's perfect.

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    Re: Future continuous

    I guess you guys just missed the whole point. My concern is about future continuous and it is urgent.
    " After I've finished my studies " IS present perfect. But my concern is about the independent clause. " I will be looking for a job "
    Why in this clause ( in the second clause ) future continuous is used? Can anybody explain it for me with reason ?

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    Re: Future continuous

    It's not necessary to use it there, but you can. When something will take place in the future for certain, like looking for a job after graduating, you can use it. It's not something that requires arrangements, but will happen in the course of events.

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