Future Perfect Continuous Tense: Definition and Useful Examples 1

Future Perfect Continuous Tense: Definition and Useful Examples

Future perfect continuous tense in English with future perfect continuous examples. Learn the definition and how to form the future perfect continuous tense with useful examples and ESL pictures.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Definition

Future Perfect Continuous is used to talk about an on-going action before some point in the future.

Forming Future Perfect Continuous

Positive Statements | Future Perfect Continuous

SUBJECT WILL HAVE BEEN VERB + ing REST OF THE SENTENCE
I will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
You will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
He will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
Tom will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
The boy will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
She will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
Anna will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
The girl will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
We will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
You will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
They will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.
The children will have been watching television for four hours when you come home.

Notice how we use ‘will have been’ and the verb + ing for all the subjects.

Negative Statements | Future Perfect Continuous

SUBJECT WILL NOT HAVE BEEN VERB + ing REST OF THE SENTENCE
I will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
You will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
He will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
Tom will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
The boy will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
She will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
Anna will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
The girl will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
We will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
You will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
They will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.
The children will not have been waiting for too long when Arun arrives.

Notice how we use ‘will not have been’ and the verb + ing for all the subjects.

Interrogative Statements / Questions | Future Perfect Continuous

WILL SUBJECT HAVE BEEN VERB + ing REST OF THE SENTENCE
Will I have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will you have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will he have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will Tom have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will the boy have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will she have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will Anna have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will the girl have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will we have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will you have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will they have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?
Will the children have been playing cricket for more than two hours when it gets dark?

Future Perfect Continuous Tense Chart

Future Perfect Continuous

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Future Perfect Continuous Tense: Definition and Useful Examples 2

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