How to Use ‘Shall be’ to Describe Negative Continuous Action

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Now we shall learn how to use ‘shall be’ in a negative sentence to tell about continuous action in the future.

Formation of a sentence using ‘shall be’

In this sentence, ‘shall not be’ is used with another verb.

The formation of this sentence is as follows;

The sentence will be in the form-

  • Subject (I/we) + shall not be(shan’t be) + present participle of the main verb+ other words.

∗ Keep in mind that the contraction form ‘shan’t’ is not used in formal writing.

Examples of ‘shall be’ in a negative sentence

Let’s see how to use ‘shall be’ in the negative sentences with some examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. I shall not (shan’t) be painting my house in blue colour.
  2. We shall not (shan’t) be managing the wedding ceremony.
  3. I shall not (shan’t) be waiting for him.
  4. I shall not (shan’t) be wiping the floor.
  5. We shall not (shan’t) be performing Shakespeare’s drama on stage.
  6. I shall not (shan’t) be filling the bottles with water.
  7. We shall not (shan’t) be standing by you.
  8. I shall not (shan’t) be arranging my cupboard tomorrow.
  9. I shall not (shan’t) be serving water to all guests.
  10. I shall not (shan’t) be sailing a boat in the evening.
  11. I shall not (shan’t) be writing a documentary on paranormal activities.
  12. We shall not (shan’t) be fetching water from the well.
  13. I shall not (shan’t) be attending the society meeting.
  14. I shall not (shan’t) be searching for information on insects.
  15. I shall not (shan’t) be wearing a white dress on Independence Day.
  16. I shall not (shan’t) be closing this chapter.
  17. I shall not (shan’t) be discussing an event.
  18. I shall not (shan’t) be solving that issue thoroughly.
  19. I shall not (shan’t) be asking her for my help.
  20. I shall not (shan’t) be taking my son with me.
  21. We shall not (shan’t) be collecting garbage from the corners of the garden.
  22. I shall not (shan’t) be typing my article on Monday.
  23. I shall not (shan’t) be working on my new project.
  24. I shall not (shan’t) be covering all my torn books.
  25. I shall not (shan’t) be spending my holiday at my home.
  26. I shall not (shan’t) be returning his money tomorrow.
  27. I shall not (shan’t) be following your instructions.
  28. We shall not (shan’t) be receiving his mail about the meeting.
  29. I shall not (shan’t) be allowing students to play on the ground.
  30. We shall not (shan’t) be raising funds for orphans.

Related Lessons-

  1. use of will be in continuous action
  2.               negative sentences
  3. Use of shall be in future continuous action
  4. use of shall be in questions
  5.               affirmative answers

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