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Future Perfect Continuous Tense Chart

Understand how to build sentences using the future perfect verb continuous tense?

  • The Future Perfect Continuous Tense Chart uses 4 kinds of verbs, 3 auxiliary verbs and 1 main verb.
  • The auxiliary verb "will" does not change according to the subject.
  • The auxiliary verb"have" always stays in the base form.
  • -ing is added to the base form of the main verb.
  • Negative Sentences - "not" is added between the auxiliary verb"will" and the main verb.
  • Questions - the order of the sentence is changed. The verb "will" comes first, then the subject.

Positive Sentences

Subject Auxiliary Verb "will" Auxiliary Verb "have" Auxiliary Verb "been" Main Verb Continue The Sentence
I, We,
They, You
Plural Nouns
Singular Nouns
Uncountable Nouns
will have been verb + -ing -


Examples:

  • In ten minutes, I will have been waiting 1 hour for the bus.
  • We will have been working here for 10 years in June.
  • Robert will have been living in France for 1 year next month.
  • We will have been saving money for many years, by the time you need to go to college.

Negative Sentences

Subject Auxiliary Verb "Will" not Auxiliary Verb "Have" Auxiliary Verb "to be" Main Verb Continue The Sentence
I, We,
They, You
Plural Nouns
Singular Nouns
Uncountable Nouns
will not have been going -


Examples:

  • I have not been waiting a long time.
  • The cookies have not been baking 5 minutes. It takes them time before they are done.
  • I have not been studying for many years; I guess it is time to go back to school.
  • We have not been living in this house for 2 weeks, and already the walls are dirty.
  • This car has not been working properly for the last few years, I think it is time to buy a new car.

Questions

Auxiliary Verb "Will" Subject Auxiliary Verb "Have" Auxiliary Verb "to be" Main Verb Continue The Sentence
Will I, We,
They, You
Plural Nouns
Singular Nouns
Uncountable Nouns
have been verb + -ing -

Examples:

  • Will I have been working here long enough to get an extra week vacation this summer?
  • Will we have been living in the states long enough to get citizenship next year?

Will & Would

Future Simple Verb Tense

Future Simple Verb Tense Chart

Going To & Will

Future Simple Verb Tense "going to"

Future Simple Verb Tense Chart "going to"

Future Continuous Verb Tense

Future Continuous Verb Tense Chart

Simple Future Perfect Verb Tense

Simple Future Perfect Verb Tense Chart

Future Perfect Continuous Verb Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Verb Tense Chart

Present Continuous Verb Tense Used As A Future Tense