Use of ‘Shall be’ to Describe Continuous Action

Now we shall learn how to use ‘shall be’ to talk about continuous action in the future.

In this sentence, ‘shall be’ is used with another verb.

In these sentences, we use ‘shall be’ as a helping verb with the main verb. We should use the present participle of a verb, which is the -ing form of the verb.

‘Shall’ is used only with ‘I’ and ‘we’.

Formation of a sentence using ‘shall be’

The formation of this sentence is as follows:

The sentence will be in the form:

  • Subject (I/we) + shall be + -ing form of the main verb + other words + full stop (.)

Examples of ‘shall be’ in a sentence

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

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. I shall be painting my house in blue colour.
     (main verb ‘paint’+ ing)
  2. We shall be managing the wedding ceremony.
    (main verb ‘manage’+ ing)
  3. I shall be waiting for him.
    (main verb ‘wait’+ ing)
  4. I shall be wiping the floor.
      (main verb ‘wipe’+ ing)
  5. We shall be performing Shakespeare’s drama on stage. 
    (main verb ‘perform’+ ing)
  6. I shall be filling the bottles with water.
    (main verb ‘fill’+ ing)
  7. We shall be standing by you.
    (main verb ‘stand’+ ing)
  8. I shall be arranging my cupboard tomorrow.
    (main verb ‘arrange’+ ing)
  9. I shall be serving water to all guests.
    (main verb ‘serve’+ ing)
  10. I shall be sailing a boat in the evening.
    (main verb ‘sail’+ ing)
  11. I shall be writing a documentary on paranormal activities.
    (main verb ‘write’+ ing)
  12. We shall be fetching water from the well.
    (main verb ‘fetch’ + ing)
  13. I shall be attending the society meeting.
    (main verb ‘attend’+ ing)
  14. I shall be searching for information on insects.
    (main verb ‘search’+ ing)
  15. I shall be wearing a white dress on Independence Day.
    (main verb ‘wear’+ ing)
  16. I shall be closing this chapter.
    (main verb ‘close’+ ing)
  17. I shall be discussing an event.
    (main verb ‘discuss’+ ing)
  18. I shall be solving that issue thoroughly.
    (main verb ‘solve’+ ing)
  19. I shall be asking her for my help.
    (main verb ‘ask’+ ing)
  20. I shall be taking my son with me.
    (main verb ‘take’+ ing)
  21. We shall be collecting garbage from the corners of the garden.
    (main verb ‘collect’+ ing)
  22. I shall be typing my article on Monday.
    (main verb ‘type’+ ing)
  23. I shall be working on my new project.
    (main verb ‘work’+ ing)
  24. I shall be covering all my torn books.
    (main verb ‘cover’+ ing)
  25. I shall be spending my holiday at my home.
    (main verb ‘spend’+ ing)
  26. I shall be returning his money tomorrow.
    (main verb ‘return’+ ing)
  27. I shall be following your instructions.
    (main verb ‘follow’+ ing)
  28. We shall be receiving his mail about the meeting.
    (main verb ‘receive’+ ing)
  29. I shall be allowing students to play on the ground.
    (main verb ‘allow’+ ing)
  30. We shall be raising funds for orphans.
    (main verb ‘raise’+ ing)

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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