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hello! It's a sentence I found on a teaching site:

"He will be working while Adrian waits"

I understand the meaning of the sentence and how it's correct, but I was wondering, is it not correct to use future cont. + future cont. with "while" ? (because I couldn't find an example like that)

"He will be working while Adrian will be waiting"

I'd understand it that they would be doing their activities at the same time for ~equal amount of time.
(as we could say talking about the past: "He was working while Adrian was waiting" )

thank you!!

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    The clause "while Adrian waits" is called the 'fiuture time clause'. Time clauses function as adverbs that indicate when (the time) the action of the main clause occurs. "while Adrian waits" indicates when "He will be working". Other time words and expressions, used to introduce time clauses include: when, before, after, as soon as, while and by the time. In English, the verb in a future time clause must be in the present tense. It is also possible to use the 'present progressive/continuous' tense in a "while" clause, hence your sentence would be correct if written as follows: He will be working while Adrian is waiting.
    I wish I could take credit for my answer, but the truth is my answer comes from the following website:

    When we have time clauses, the verb in the time clause ('while', 'during which') is usually in the present tense (or present continuous) not in the future tense.

    He will be working out while you shop.
    She will be setting up the tent while we are cooking.

    The present tense is usual in subordinate adverbial clauses of time where the present tense expresses an assumed FACTUAL future situation. The use of the modal "will" is less common and can express assumed PREDICTABILITY or VOLITION.

    Here are a few examples:

    -He will be working while Adrian waits....assumed factual waiting
    He will be working while Adrian as usual will be waiting... assumed predictable habitual waiting.

    -While the zombies on the streets search for human brains to eat, we will be hiding in the library...factual zombies searching for brains
    -While the zombies will again be on the streets searching for human brains to eat, we will as usual be hiding in the library.....habitual zombie brain eating

    He will be working while Adrian waits….assumed factual waiting
    [But what if Adrian doesn’t wait?]
    He will be working while Adrian will be waiting…..present predictability of future event

    He will be working while Adrian won’t be waiting.
    While he won't be playing with someone of Renaldo’s caliber, he will be playing with a less talented player.

    He will we be working while I WILL be waiting.

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