future perfect continuous tense

Future perfect continuous tense – get to know the structure and use of this future tense. In this post you will find both theory and practice.

Future perfect continuous tense

How do we form it?


affirmativenegativequestions
Iwill have been workingwon’t /will not have been workingWill I have been working?
youwill have been workingwon’t /will not have been workingWill you have been working?
hewill have been workingwon’t /will not have been workingWill he have been working?
shewill have been workingwon’t /will not have been workingWill she have been working?
itwill have been workingwon’t /will not have been workingWill it have been working?
wewill have been workingwon’t /will not have been workingWill we have been working?
youwill have been workingwon’t /will not have been workingWill you have been working?
theywill have been workingwon’t /will not have been workingWill they have been working?

Affirmative

subjectwillhavebeenverb+ingobject
Shewillhavebeenlivingabroad for 20 years next year.
Theywillhavebeenstudyingfor 5 years by the end of this year.

Negative

subjectwill not / won’thavebeenverb+ingobject
Youwon’thavebeenlivingabroad for 20 years next year.
Shewon’thavebeenchangedfor 5 years by the end of this year.

Questions

Willsubject/havebeenverb+ingobject
Willyouhavebeenlivingabroad for 20 years next year.
Willshehavebeenchangedfor 5 years by the end of this year.

When do we use it?

Use 1
to say how long actions will have been in progress at some point in the future
Examples
He will have been working in Warsaw for 25 years by the end of this month.
She will have been playing the guitar for 12 years by the end of the school year.

Typical words:

  • by
  • by the end of
  • tomorrow
  • next week / year

Practise online:

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/future-2-progressive/exercises

http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/yesnofutperfprog.php

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_future-perfect-continuous-quiz.htm

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