Would be obliged if someone could clarify whether the following is in the Future Continuous tense.

The Earth will be three degrees hotter by the year 2050.

It seems so but I need to be absolutely certain.

If it is the case, what rule would I use to describe the tense? So for Future Perfect I could say "The Future Perfect links a time in the future with a time before that". I'm looking for something along those lines if possible.


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The verb (to be) in your sentence is in Simple Future (also known as Future Indefinite) tense. Some grammarians will argue that English does not have a future tense at all, but if we stick to the traditional EFL classification, will+infinitive means Simple Future. Future continuous is will+be+ing, as in

I will be sitting on this couch the whole day tomorrow.


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