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    Will usage with 'be' help please

    Hi teachers,

    Can someone please explain the rule in regard using will + be?

    I will be play next week. This is incorrect and should be I hope, I will play next week but I am confused as to when exactly be is omitted.

    I have looked at quite a few grammar books and none mention the use of will with be only will on it's own!

    Many thanks for your help.

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    Re: Will usage with 'be' help please

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    I will play next week. (future tense)
    I will be playing in the afternoon on Tuesday next week. (future continuous tense)

    Future Continuous Tense

    The future continuous tense expresses action at a particular moment in the future. The action will start before that moment but it will not have finished at that moment. For example, tomorrow I will start work at 2pm and stop work at 6pm:

    At 4pm tomorrow, I will be working.
    At 4pm, I will be in the middle of working.

    When we use the future continuous tense, our listener usually knows or understands what time we are talking about.


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    Re: Will usage with 'be' help please

    I will play next week.
    This implies you will play a game of sport sometime next week.
    Hence, I will play the match with Manchester United next week, then transfer to Madrid Real.

    I will be playing next week.
    This implies some ongoing competition, so that you may be playing on more than one day.
    Hence, I will be playing for Manchester United for the rest of the season, and then transfer to Madrid Real.

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