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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Future Perfect Continuous Tense - Examples, Rules and Exercise


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The Future Perfect Continuous is a verb form or construction used to describe actions that will continue up until a point in the future.

The future perfect continuous, also sometimes called the future perfect progressive, is a verb tense that describes actions that will continue up until a point in the future. 

When we are talking about an action that will happen and continue in the future, we must employ the use of the future perfect continuous tense. Whilst the name of this tense might seem long and complicated, its use and rules are quite easy to understand.

The future perfect continuous consists of will + have + been + the verb’s present participle (verb root + -ing).

Affirmative (positive) Sentences

Formula for affirmative sentences.

Subject + will have + been + present participle + time reference

He/She/It/I/We/They/You + will have + been + present participle


  • They will have been living in this house for 15 years.
  • We will have been staying at home by the end of this year.

Negative Sentences

Subject + will have + not + been + present participle + time reference


  • They will not have been living in this house for 15 years.
  • We will not have been staying at home by the end of this year.

Interrogative Sentences

Will + subject + have been + present participle + time reference + ?


  • Will they have been living in this house for 15 years?
  • Will we have been staying at home by the end of this year?

More Examples

  1. How long will you have been living there?
  2. By the time they come home, I will have been cooking for one hour.
  3. How long will you have been cooking in the kitchen?
  4. will have been drinking coffee for many years.
  5. Jimmy will have been attending the business meeting by the end of this year.
  6. The farmer will have been sowing crops by the end of next month.
  7. By the evening, the kids will have been watching cartoons for three hours.
  8. By the end of June, she will have been learning French for two months.
  9. By the end of this year, I will have been teaching in this college for 10 years.
  10. By the evening, the couple will have been sitting at the beach for five hours.
  11. By the next week, we will have been enjoying vacations at a hill station.
  12. By the end of this year, he will have been traveling around the world for many years.

Other examples of Future Perfect Continuous Tense Sentences

  1. She will have been shopping for the whole day.
  2. will have been starting my startup since 2025.
  3. She will have been learning to drive a scooter for one hour.
  4. He will not have been going to the airport before 10 o’clock.
  5. We will have been working on this project since January.
  6. I will not have been laughing at him for the whole day.
  7. He will have been singing for the rest of the time.
  8. We will have been swimming in the resort’s swimming pool for three hours.
  9. Sam will have been removing the waste from the backyard tomorrow.
  10. We will have been conducting a surprise test today.
  11. Rosy will not have been studying for her upcoming semester.
  12. Will he have been enjoying outside for three months?
  13. He will have been reading the newspaper since this morning.
  14. Will have been going to work in the office?
  15. He will have been complaining to the plumber about this leakage problem?
  16. Will she have been eating dinner when I enter the room?
  17. She will have been surprising him on his birthday.
  18. You all will have been sleeping when I will come for the second round.
  19. They will have been studying seriously for 2  hours.
  20. Will they have been displaying a movie tonight?



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QUIZ - Future Perfect Continuous Tense

You can do this grammar quiz. It tests what you learned on the Future Perfect Continuous page.

1. My mom ________ for two days by the time I see her.

 has been travelling
 will have been travelling
 will has been travelling

2. They’ll be exhausted by dinner. They will have been _____ hockey for seven hours.


3. Will you ________ here for ten years by the time of the Christmas party?

 have been worked
 have to work
 have been working

4. It’s a 24-hour relay. They’ll only have been ________ for half the time by 6pm.


5. We ________ been waiting long.

 will not have
 have not will
 will have not

6. I ________ working for two years.

 willn’t have been
 won’t have been
 not have been

7. Won’t they ________ travelling for two weeks by then?

 have been
 had been
 has been

8. The teachers will ________ for a month by the time the deal is made.

 have been striking
 will strike
 will be striking

9. The films run all night. We ________ movies for six hours by the time the feature comes on.

 will have been watching
 will watch

10. She’ll still be groggy. She ________ undergoing surgery for three hours.

 will has been
 will have been
 will be have