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    will be vs. Will

    I will be good.

    I understand the above is simple future tense. If we use verb+ing after "will be" then it would be future continuous tense. Am I correct?

    Is "will be" to be forms like is, am ,are?

    Please clarify

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    Re: will be vs. Will

    I will be good- what you are calling the simple future
    I will be leaving tomorrow -what you are calling the future continuous

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    Re: will be vs. Will

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I will be good- what you are calling the simple future
    I will be leaving tomorrow -what you are calling the future continuous
    My doubt is that in simple future we don't use "will be". We simply use will/shall. Please clarify.

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    #5

    Re: will be vs. Will

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    we don't use "will be".
    Who says it is not used?

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    #6

    Re: will be vs. Will

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Who says it is not used?
    I searched in google and I found that simple future can be constructed with will/shall and also with will be/shall be. Earlier my understanding was that will be and shall be used in future continuous tense only.

    Thank you.

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    #7

    Re: will be vs. Will

    If you are talking about using "will/shall" + another verb or "will be/shall be" + another verb, then both can be used.

    I will go for a walk. (Simple future)
    I will be going for a walk. (Future continuous)

    I will eat a pizza tonight. (Simple future)
    I will be eating a pizza tonight. (Future continuous)

    However, the presence of "will be" doesn't dictate that the sentence uses the future continuous. In the example you gave in your very first post - "I will be good" - it indicates the simple future. It's not "will be". It's "will" + "be".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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