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Future Perfect Continuous

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Future Perfect Continuous Tense

The future perfect continuous, likewise in some cases called the future perfect dynamic, is a verb tense that depicts activities that will proceed up until a point later on. The future ideal persistent comprises of will + have + been + the verb’s available participle (verb root + – ing).

When we depict an activity later on future perfect tense, we are anticipating ourselves forward in time and glancing back at the span of that movement. The movement will have started at some point before, display, or later on, and is relied upon to proceed later on.

  • In November, I will have been working at my organization for a long time.
  • At five o’clock, I will have been sitting tight for thirty minutes.
  • When I turn thirty, I will have been playing piano for twenty-one years.

Nonaction Verbs Do Not Use the Future Perfect Continuous

Keep in mind that nonaction verbs jump at the chance to be, to appear, or to know are not suited to the future impeccable consistent tense. Rather, these verbs take the future flawless tense, which is shaped with will + have + past participle.

  • On Thursday, I will have known you for seven days.
  • On Thursday, I will have known you for seven days.
  • I will have been perusing forty-five books by Christmas.
  • I will have perused forty-five books by Christmas.

Frame the Future Perfect Continuous Tense

The future perfect continuous is made out of two components

The future immaculate of the verb “to be” (will have been) + the present participle of the primary verb (base + ing)

Subject                           + will have been                     + show participle

He                                          will have been                                 playing.

I                                              will have been                                playing.


Affirmative                       Negative                                      Interrogative                     Negative Interrogative

I will have been living      I won’t have been living                   Will I have been living?         Won’t I have been living?

You will have been living       You won’t have been living     Will you have been living?      Won’t you have been living?

He will have been living         He won’t have been living      Will he have been living?        Won’t he have been living?

We will have been living        We won’t have been living     Will we have been living?        Won’t we have been living?

They will have been living      They won’t have been living   Will they have been living?    Won’t they have been living?


Like the future flawless basic, this frame is utilized to extend ourselves forward in time and to think back. It alludes to occasions or activities that are presently incomplete yet will be done at some future time. It is frequently utilized with a period articulation.


  • I will have been sitting tight here for three hours by six o’clock.
  • By 2001 I will have been living in London for a long time.
  • When I complete this course, I will have been learning English for a long time.
  • Next year I will have been working here for a long time.
  • When I come at 6:00, will you have been honing long?

Utilize 1 Duration Before Something in the Future

We utilize the Future Perfect Continuous to demonstrate that something will proceed up until a specific occasion or time later on. “For five minutes,” “for two weeks,” and “since Friday” are on the whole lengths which can be utilized with the Future Perfect Continuous. Notice this is identified with the Present Perfect Continuous and the Past Perfect Continuous; notwithstanding, with Future Perfect Continuous, the length stops at or before a reference point later on.


  • They will have been talking for over a hour when Thomas arrives.
  • She will have been working at that organization for a long time when it at last closes.
  • James will have been educating at the college for over a year when he leaves for Asia.
  • How long will you have been contemplating when you graduate?
  • We will have been driving for more than three days in a row when we get to Anchorage.
  • A: When you complete your English course, will you have been living in New Zealand for over a year?
  • B: No, I won’t have been living here that long.

Notice in the cases over that the reference focuses (set apart in italics) are in Simple Present as opposed to Simple Future. This is on the grounds that these future occasions are in time conditions, and you can’t utilize future tenses in time statements.

Utilize 2 Cause of Something in the Future

Utilizing the Future Perfect Continuous before another activity later on is a decent method to demonstrate circumstances and end results.


  • Jason will be worn out when he returns home since he will have been running for over 60 minutes.
  • Claudia’s English will be flawless when she comes back to Germany since she will have been examining English in the United States for more than two years.
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