Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense

The function of Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense

      Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense is used to express an action or imaginary situation that would have been happening in the past. The verb of Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense is in progress at a certain point or during certain periods in the past. Past Future Perfect Continuous Tenses are suppositions or assumptions, referring to the actors in the sentence just assumed the sentence stated by it.

       Actually, Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense is rarely being used in daily life, however, there is no mistake if we know it.

Examples:

  • He would have been waiting for me for 3 hours at 10 p.m. yesterday, but he had gone at 9 p.m.
  • She would have been working at that company for 3 years by the end of last year if she didn’t get an accident.

 

The Pattern of Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense

There are two patterns of Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense, they are:

A.   By using Verb

The Pattern:

(+) S + Would/Should + Have + Been + Verb-ing + Complement

  • My boyfriend would have been giving flower at this hour yesterday morning.
  • I would have been driving my car to Los Angles for a day last week.

(-) S + Would/Should + Not + Have + Been + Verb-ing + Complement

  • My boyfriend would not have been giving flower at this hour yesterday morning.
  • I would not have been driving my car to Los Angles for a day last week.

(?) Would/Should + S + Have + Been + Verb-ing + Complement

  • Would your boyfriend have been giving flower at this hour yesterday morning?
  • Would you have been driving my car to Los Angles for a day last week?

B.   Without using verb (Nominal form)

The Pattern:

 (+) S + Would/Should + Have + Been + Being + Complement

  • They would have been being at the office before their captain.
  • I should have been being an art director by studying animation.

(-) S + Would/Should + Not + Have + Been + Being + Complement

  • They wouldn’t have been being at the office before their captain.
  • I shouldn’t have been being art director by studying animation.

(?) Would/Should + S + Have + Been + Being + Complement

  • Would they have been being at the office before their captain?
  • Should you have been being art director by studying animation?

Other examples of Past Future Perfect Continuous based on the function:

  • They would have been working for me for 10 years by the end of last year, but unfortunately, they have passed away 2 years ago.
  • She said the she would have been trading Forex for a year last month.
  • If my parent permitted me I would have been traveling around the world last year.
  • She told me that she would have been making line to buy ticket when the last bus came yesterday.
  • If she had not taken my car, I would have been driving my car to Los Angles for a day last week.

        That’s all about Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense. Hopefully it can increase our sight about kinds of sentences.

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