Future Perfect Continuous Tense

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This page helps you to learn about the future perfect continuous tense and its uses.

Future perfect continuous tense refers to an action that would start and continue for a certain period in the future.

How to form sentences in the Future Perfect Continuous Tense?

Formation of sentences in the Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

Future perfect continuous tense is used in some situations in future.

Future perfect continuous tense is used to:

  • Express the action which would continue until a particular event or time in the future.

     Example: I will be writing novels for more than 5 years by the time I go to university.

  • Express the action that would finish just before another action or time in the future.

     Example: She will be free next week because she will have been finishing her works tomorrow.

Let’s see the full form and contractions used in the Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

The full form and contracted form of the Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Now let’s look at how to form sentences and interrogative sentences in the Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

Formation of sentences and questions in the Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Now, we learn to make positive ‘wh’ questions in the future perfect continuous tense. It’s easy to compose ‘Wh’ questions. We just need to add the ‘Wh’ question word in front of the helping verb.

Positive ‘Wh’ Questions in the Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Negative ‘Wh’ Questions in the Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Here are examples and a conversation using Future Perfect Continuous Tense to make you more precise about the use of  Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

Examples:

  1. I will have been talking to him about that issue.
  2. She will have been preparing meals when they get home.
  3. He will have been moving to California because he is getting transfer next week.
  4. I will have been reading novels when she gets home.
  5. The police will have been looking for the stolen car when you arrive at the spot.
  6. Will you have been talking to him after 3 years?
  7. What will you have been wearing when you meet him.
  8. Will they have been playing with you when your mother comes home?
  9. My mother will have been wearing glass when I turn to 30.
  10. He will talk to her because he will have been going to Canada next week.

 

Conversation

Robin: Hai Emma! How long will you have been studying in this college after 3 years?

Emma: I will have been studying in this college for 5 years after 2 years.

Robin: I will not have been studying for 5 years at this college. I will have been learning this lesson for 3 weeks.

Emma: I will have been singing for 3 hours.

Robin: I will not have been playing for 5 hours.

Emma: Will you have been reading this novel at home?

Robin: Yes. I will have been reading this novel for hours at home.

Emma: I will have been working in another office since next year.

Robin: I will not have been talking to him since next month.

Emma: I shall have been speaking to my boss about my resignation for 3 hours.

 

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