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Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

The form of the future perfect continuous tense is will / shall + have +been+ -ing form of the verb. It is used for actions, which will be in progress for a period of time in the future. This tense is not very common.

Examples:
By next March, we shall have been living here for four years.
I will have been teaching for twenty years next July.

Uses

  • The future perfect continuous tense is used to indicate an action is continuous, in the future.

    Example:
    By the end of November, Jack will have been studying at the university for four years.
  • The future perfect continuous tense is used to indicate an action that is expressed as a continuous action.

    Example:
    By the end of this month, he will have been climbing mountains for 6 years.

    Note that if we mention the number of mountains (in this case), or divide the case in any way, we will have to use the future perfect.

    Therefore, the sentence above will change to:

    By the end of this month, he will have climbed 30 mountains.

Worksheet

Fill in the blanks to make the following sentences complete, by using the appropriate future tense form of the verb given in brackets.

  • When I graduate, I .................. in this school for ten years. [ study ]
  • By 2030, I ................. with this company for twenty five years . [ work ]
  • There ................. a meeting tomorrow afternoon. [ be ]
  • By the end of the month, John ................. horses for twenty years. [ train ]
  • By the end of the month, John ................. 600 horses. [ train ]
  • ……….you ................. me to lift the piano? [ help ]
  • I ................. to the city later. [ drive ]
  • ……….you ................. the same class next year? [ teach ]
  • I ................. not ................. here next year. [ stay ]
  • Tickets ................. at the counter. [ sell ]

Answers

  • When I graduate, I will have studied in this school for ten years
  • By 2030, I will have been working with this company for twenty-five years.
  • There will be a meeting tomorrow afternoon.
  • By the end of the month, John will have been training horses for twenty years.
  • By the end of the month, John will have trained 600 horses.
  • Will you help me to lift the piano?
  • I will be driving to the city later.
  • Will you be teaching the same class next year?
  • I will not be staying here next year.
  • Tickets will be sold at the counter.


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