Udvidet fremtid

Form

Udvidet fremtid (future continuous) består af to elementer:
almindelig fremtid af udsagnsordet 'to be' + lang tillægsform af hovedudsagnsordet (stammen+ing)

Grundled udvidet fremtid af udsagnsordet 'to be' lang tillægsform
You will be watching
I will be staying
To stay, udvidet fremtid
Bekræftende Nægtende Spørgende Nægtende spørgende
I will be staying. I won't be staying. Will I be staying? Won't I be staying?
You will be staying. You won't be staying. Will you be staying? Won't you be staying?
He will be staying. He won't be staying. Will he be staying? Won't he be staying?
She will be staying. She won't be staying. Will she be staying? Won't she be staying?
It will be staying. It won't be staying. Will it be staying? Won't it be staying?
We will be staying. We won't be staying. Will we be staying? Won't we be staying?
They will be staying. They won't be staying. Will they be staying? Won't they be staying?

Funktioner

Udvidet fremtid henviser til en uafsluttet handling eller hændelse, der vil foregå i en tid senere end nu. Udvidet fremtid bruges på flere forskellige måder.

Udvidet fremtid kan bruges til at forestille os selv i fremtiden.

Eksempler
  • This time next week I will be sun-bathing in Bali.
  • By Christmas I will be skiing like a pro.
  • Just think, next Monday you will be working in your new job.

Udvidet fremtid kan bruges til at forudsige eller gætte om fremtidige hændelser.

Eksempler
  • He'll be coming to the meeting, I expect.
  • I guess you'll be feeling thirsty after working in the sun.
  • You'll be missing the sunshine once you're back in England.

I den spørgende form kan udvidet fremtid bruges til at spørge høfligt om information om fremtiden.

Eksempler
  • Will you be bringing your friend to the pub tonight?
  • Will Jim be coming with us?
  • Will she be going to the party tonight?
  • Will I be sleeping in this room?

Udvidet fremtid kan bruges til at henvise til kontinuerlige hændelser, som vi forventer vil ske i fremtiden.

Eksempler
  • I'll be seeing Jim at the conference next week.
  • When he is in Australia he will be staying with friends.
  • I'll be eating with Jane this evening so I can tell her.

Kombineret med still henviser udvidet fremtid til hændelser, der allerede foregår nu, og som vi forventer vil fortsætte ind i fremtiden.

Eksempler
  • In an hour I'll still be ironing my clothes.
  • Tomorrow he'll still be suffering from his cold.
  • Next year will she still be wearing a size six?
  • Won't stock prices still be falling in the morning?
  • Unfortunately, sea levels will still be rising in 20 years.