Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Tense is one of the 4 sub-tenses of Future Tense. Future Perfect Continuous tense refers to those actions/happenings which is assumed to start in future and will continue for a certain time in the future. This tense is constructed by using “Will” +  “Have” + “Been” + “present participle of the verb i.e. -ing form of the verb”.

future perfect continuous tense

The structures of the Future Perfect Continuous Tense with examples are as follows:

1. Sub + shall/will + have been + v4 + obj. (Affirmative i.e. Positive Sentence)

For Example:

  • He will have been waiting for his mother.
  • I will have been working for children.

2. Sub + shall/will + not + have been + v4 + obj. (Negative Sentence)

For Example:

  • He will not have been waiting for his mother.
  • I will not have been working for children.

3. Shall/Will + sub + have been + v4 + obj? (Positive Interrogative )

For Example:

  • Will he have been waiting for his mother?
  • Will I have been working for children?

4. Shall/will + sub + not + have been + v4 + obj? (Negative Interrogative)

For Example:

  • Will he not have been waiting for his mother?
  • Will I not have been working for children?

5. Wh-word + shall/will + sub + have been + v4 + obj? (Wh- Question)

For Example:

  • Where will he have been waiting for his mother?
  • Whom will I have been working for?

Where Future Perfect Continuous Tense is used?

future perfect continuous tense usage

Future Perfect Continuous Tense is used to state actions/events which will progress for a certain time period in the future. We can say that guesses can be made using Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

  1. Before spring season arrives, we will have been decorating our house for baby.
  2. By next year, my boyfriend will have been playing flute in the music festival.
  3. By the next year, my sister will have been living abroad for 12 years.
  4. Before next Monday, Sandy will have been meditating for five days.
  5. By August, I will have been writing more than 500 articles.

Future Perfect Continuous tense is used to express certain effect of actions/events which will take place in future.

  1. Next year by this time, I will be enjoying life as I will have been studying in Canada to pursue my higher studies.
  2. By this time, he will be growing confident because he will have been training in camp.
  3. We will be making faces in an hour, because they will have been making a fuss over small things.
  4. By next week, we will be feeling relaxed because our exams will have been ending.