Grammar Guide

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Future Perfect Continuous Tense

We use this tense to talk about an action that will continue for a period of time in the future.

Affirmative:SUBJECT+WILL+HAVE BEEN DOING+OBJECT

I

You

He

She

It

We

They

will have been studying.

Negative:SUBJECT+WILL NOT+HAVE BEEN DOING+OBJECT

I

You

He

She

It

We

They

will not

(won't)

have been studying.
 

Question:WILL+SUBJECT+HAVE BEEN DOING+OBJECT?

Will

I

you

he

she

it

we

they

have beeen studying?
 

By 5 o'clock, he will have been playing this game for 8 hours!

By 9 o'clock, she will have been sleeping for 8 hours.

By noon, he will have been reading for 45 minutes.

They will have been swimming for 20 minutes by the end of the competition.

 

 

Time expressions: We use this tense with for five hours, for three years, for hours, since Sunday, since the morning, etc.

 

Examples:

  • Next month, Sandra will have been living in New York City for 3 years.
  • Brandon will have been playing the piano for 5 hours by midnight.
  • How long will they have been running by the end of the marathon?
  • Kyle will not have been watching this movie since the morning.