Future Perfect Continuous

form and use

How to form the Future Perfect Continuous tense and how to use it correctly.

form

will have been + present participle (By the end of this year we will have been working for the same firm for twenty years.

use

an action continuing for a period of time up until a point in the future, emphasizing the length of time the action takes (In May the gym teacher will have been teaching at this school for seven years.)

Exercises

Practise form and use of the Future Perfect Continuous

Future Perfect Continuous (I will have been going)

Future Perfect Continuous and Future Continuous

I will have been workingfuture perfect continuous: an action continuing for a period of time up until a point in the future, the emphasis is on  the length of time I will be workingfuture continuous: something will have started before some point in the future and will probably carry on after it / future without intention, i.e. something that will happen in the ordinary course of events.
  • exercise 1: choose the correct tense
  • exercise 2: fill in the correct verb form of the future continuous, future perfect and the future perfect continuous
  • exercise 3: fill in the correct verb form
  • exercise 4: fill in the correct verb form
  • exercise 5: choose the correct tense

Future Perfect Continuous and Future Perfect

I will have been workingfuture perfect continuous: an action continuing for a period of time up until a point in the future, the emphasis is on  the length of time I will have workedfuture perfect: something will be completed before a specific time in the future

Useful pages

  • exercises practising the future simple (I will go)
  • exercises practising will, shall, won’t, shan’t
  • exercises practising to be going to
  • exercises practising the future continuous (I will be going)
  • exercises practising the future perfect (I will have gone)
  • exercises practising 4 future forms or more