Direct and Indirect of Future Progressive Tense
Direct and Indirect of Future Progressive Tense


In the previous article, we talked about direct and indirect of simple future tense. In the lesson below I am going to talk about direct and indirect of future progressive tense. You will learn how to convey a message from future progressive tense. Affirmative, negative, interrogative and negative interrogative structures along with examples. 

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Direct and Indirect of Future Progressive Tense

Tense Change:
As a rule, when we covey a message from present tense and past tense we go one tense back. When we convey a message from future progressive tense, we just change the helping verb “will” into “would” in indirect speech or reported speech, Consider the examples below.

Affirmatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + S + will be + V1ing + ROTS
    They said, “We will be playing cricket tomorrow.”
  • Indirect speech: RP + that + S + would be + V1ing + ROTS
    They told me that they would be playing cricket the next day.

Negatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + S + will not + be + V1ing + ROTS
    She said, “I will not be talking to stupid people anymore.”
  • Indirect speech: RP +, + S + would not + be + V1ing + ROTS
    She told me that she wouldn’t be talking to stupid people anymore.

Negative interrogatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + Will not + S + be + V1ing + ROTS
    He asked Jalali, “Won`t you be writing another book for A Lingua?”
  • Indirect speech: RP + whether/if + S + would not + be + V1ing + ROTS
    He asked Jalali whether/if he wouldn’t be writing another book for A Lingua.

WH/Information questions

  • Direct speech: RP +, + WH + will + S + be + V1ing + ROTS
    She asked, “When will we be graduating from A Lingua?”
  • Indirect speech: RP + that + WH + S + would be + V1ing + ROTS
    She asked when they would be graduating from A Lingua.

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