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Future perfect Continuous Tense | Definition, formula & exercises

Future perfect Continuous tense

Tense which means time, period, or age. In this article, we study about future perfect Continuous tense. Future does not mean present or past. It refers to a period after now means coming time.

In order to make it more clear we need to put a glance over the meaning of the tense.

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Future means upcoming time. Which starts from now.Perfect means Completed. Any action which is completed.An ongoing action An action that is in progress.Time, period, or age
Future perfect continuous tense

Definition.

It talks about an ongoing or continued action that is thought to be continued till sometime in the future. An ongoing action means it continues to tell a specific period in the future. More specifically it talks about an action that might be started in the Past, present, or future but will end up at a specific time in the future.

For instance:  

PastPresentFuture.
I started teaching in 2010 in July.I teach still.I will have been teaching in this academy for 10 years.
Started in the past > Continuous in the present.In November, I will have been working at my company for three years.  
 Now it is 6 o’clock. I start the action.At nine o’clock, I will have been waiting for 3 hours minutes.

We use a time clause and time reference. Like: ‘since’ ‘for’ ‘1903’ ‘3 o’clock’  “all the day” from which the action will start and continues up to a time in the future.

Time clause / time reference.ExampleExample
Since. For, 1908, 3 o’clock, all the day, For three days.I will have been working here since 2010. I will read for three hours.She will have been cleaning all day. For three days, we will have been driving to reach home.

What is Simple Present tense: What is simple past tense: simple future tense

Formula:

How to form future perfect tense?

We use ‘will have been’ as an auxiliary verb.

1. Positive formula/structure

Subject + will + have + been + base form of the verb + ing + object + time reference.

E.g.

  • He will have been reading for one hour.
  • She will have been watching soccer since 2019.
  • They will have been driving for two hours.  
  • I will have been working for many years.
  • You will have been cleaning the room for two days.

2. Negative formula/ structure.

Subject + will +not + have + been + 1st form of verb or base verb + ing + object + Time reference.

  • He will not have been reading for one hour.
  • She will not have been watching soccer since 2019.
  • They will not have been driving for two hours.
  • I will not have worked for many years.
  • You will not have been cleaning the room for two days.

3. Interrogative formula/structure.

helping verb “Will” + subject + have + been + base form + ing + object + time reference.

  • Will he have been reading for one hour?
  • Will she have been watching soccer since 2019?
  • Shall we have been cleaning the room for two days?
  • Will they have been driving for two hours?
  • Will I have worked for many years?

Note:

The time reference is very necessary for future perfect continuous tense. It differentiates between future perfect and future perfect continuous tense.

Exercises

Fill in the blanks correctly according to future perfect continuous tense.

  1. I will _______________ to contact him. (try)
  2. She __________________ cooking since morning. ( have)
  3. We will have ___________for two days. (Camping)
  4. I will have ______________since July. (covering)
  5. They will ________________ for many years. (train)
  6. The company will________________ the whole expenses. ( provide)
  7. Will they _________________ late night? (work)
  8. The teacher will____________________ for 1 hour. (guide)
  9. The students will not_______________ hard. (work)
  10. Many men will ____________________________since last day. (work)
  11. John ___________________ responsibility. (take)
  12. How will I _________________________? (teach)
  13. will I have ________________ the raws? (crave)
  14. Teenagers will_____________the school. (lead)
  15. She will ___________________________ for the last two hours. (swim)

The answer of the fill in the blanks. Check out and rectify your grammar.

  1. I will have been trying to contact him.
  2. She will not have been cooking since morning.
  3. We will have been camping for two days.
  4. I will have been covering since July.
  5. They will have been training for many years.
  6. The company will have been providing the whole expenses.
  7. Will they have been working late at night?
  8. The teacher will have been guiding for 1 hour.
  9. The students will not have been working hard.
  10. Many men will have been working since the last day.
  11. John will not have been taking responsibility.
  12. how will I have been teaching?
  13. will I have been craving the raws?
  14. teenagers will have been leading the school.
  15. she will have been swimming for the last two hours.

True and false questions do practice for better improvement.

  1. They will have been enjoying the picnic.
  2. The man will have been painting for many hours.
  3. The students will have been practice for two months.
  4. Will he have been performing the song?
  5. I will have been move around the home for five hours.
  6. John will has been teaching late.
  7. Will she have been cooking since morning?
  8. They will not have been jumping for many days.
  9. The coach will have been train the students.
  10. How will I been to running the machine?
  11. All the people will have been standing in the ground.
  12. Will they have been listen to you?
  13. He will have been painting the wall since morning.
  14. The man will have been draining the water.
  15. Will she have been doing her duty here?

The correct answers are given here.

  1. They will have been enjoying the picnic. True
  2. The man will have been painting for many hours. True
  3. The students will have been practice for two months. True
  4. Will he have been performing the song? True
  5. I will have been move around the home for five hours. false
  6. John will has been teaching late. false
  7. Will she have been cooking since morning? True
  8. They will not have been jumping for many days. True
  9. The coach will have been train the students. false
  10. How will I been to running the machine? True
  11. All the people will have been standing in the ground. True
  12. Will they have been listen to you? false
  13. He will have been painting the wall since morning. True
  14. The man will have been draining the water. True
  15. Will she have been doing her duty here? True

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