Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

        In this occasion we would like to share grammar session entitled ”Future Perfect Continuous Tense”. There three main parts we want discuss, they are the pattern, the function and the examples of Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

Let’s go discussing about Future Perfect Continuous Tense:

The Pattern of Future Perfect Continuous Tense

        Future Perfect Continuous Tense has two different forms: “will have been doing ” and “be going to have been doing.” Unlike Simple Future forms, Future Perfect Continuous forms are usually interchangeable.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense with “Will”

(+) Subject + will + have + been + verb1 + ing + complement

Examples:

They will have been watching television.

She will have been working in this office.

It will have been raining.

(-) Subject + will + not + have + been + verb1 + ing + complement

Examples:

They will not have been watching television.

She will not have been working in this office.

It will not have been raining.

(?) Will + subject + have + been + verb1 + ing + complement + ?

Examples:

Will they have been watching television?

Will she have been working in this office?

Will it have been raining?

Future Perfect Continuous Tense with “Be going to”

(+) Subject + am/is/are + going + to + have + been + verb1 + ing + complement

Examples:

They are going to have been watching television.

She is going to have been working in this office.

It is going to have been raining.

(-) Subject + am/is/are + not + going + to + have + been + verb1 + ing + complement

Examples:

They are not going to have been watching television.

She is not going to have been working in this office.

It is not going to have been raining.

(?) Am/Is/Are + subject + going + to + have + been + verb1 + ing + complement + ?

Examples:

Are they going to have been watching television?

Is she going to have been working in this office?

Is it going to have been raining?

The Function of Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Tense is used to express a continued or ongoing action that will start in future and is thought to be continued till sometime in future. (Remember, an ongoing action in future which will continue till some time in future).

Example:

She will have been studying in Stikes since 2016. (It means that she will start studying in university in 2016 and will study in Stikes till sometime in future)

He will have been waiting for you since tomorrow. (It means that he will start waiting for you tomorrow and will wait for you till sometime in future)

They will have been playing football for two hours. (It means that they start playing football in particular time in future and will play till two hours)

Note

Since” or “for” is used before the “time reference” in sentence.

        If the time reference is exactly known such as 1995, 4 O’clock then “since” is used before the time in sentence.

He will not have been playing football since 2015.

I will have been living in Sidoarjo since 1998.

They will have been watching television since 6 O’clock?

        If the time reference is not exactly known such as three hours, six years, four days, then “for” is used before the time in sentence.

I will have been waiting for her for two months.

He will have been playing cricket for two hours.

It will not have been raining for three days.

Other Examples of Future Perfect Continuous Tense:

She will have been working in this office since September.

She will have been following the test for an hour at 12 o’clock.

Next year my family will have been staying at Tokyo for 3 years.

We will have been living together in this house since next year.

You will not have been teaching for 3 hours at 10.00 a.m. You still need 30 minutes more to make it.

Raisa will have been singing for 30 minutes if you come at 07.30 a.m. since her concert will be begun at 07.00 a.m.

They will have been talking for over an hour by the time Thomas arrives.

She is going to have been working at that company for three years when it finally closes.

        That’s all about Future Perfect Continuous Tense we can discuss. Hopefully the discussion of Future Perfect Continuous Tense will be useful for increasing our English skill.

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