Sign up ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

This question already has an answer here:

Does some future passive progressive tense exist, such as:

He will be being interviewed by police."

as a counterpart to the past passive progressive tense, such as:

He was being interviewed by police."

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by coleopterist, Andrew Leach, tchrist, cornbread ninja 麵包忍者, Kristina Lopez Feb 27 '13 at 18:23

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Short answer: of course. – Josh Feb 27 '13 at 7:11

2 Answers 2

It is informal, looks very odd and should be replaced with future simple:

He will be interviewed by police.

After all interview itself relates/points to a progressive activity.

share|improve this answer

The use of the progressive here serves the function of indicating simultaneous actions:

Don't call him at 10am, he will be being interviewed by police.

He won't be able to take your call, as he will be being interviewed by police.

share|improve this answer