Future Perfect Progressive Tense (with Examples)

Future Perfect Progressive Tense (with Examples)

The future perfect progressive tense is used for an on-going action that will be completed at some specified time in the future.

Examples of the Future Progressive Tense

Here are some examples of the future perfect progressive tense (shaded):
  • In July next year, you will have been studying for three years.
  • ("In July next year" is the specified time)
  • I will have been playing poker for 30 years by then.
  • ("by then" is the specified time)
Of course, you can also have the negative version, which is formed "will not have been" + [present participle]:
  • In July next year, you will not have been studying for three years.
  • I will not have been playing poker for 30 years by then.
And the question versions:
  • In July next year, will you have been studying for 3 years?
  • Will I have been playing poker for 30 years by then?

Forming the Future Progressive Tense

Here is an infographic explaining the future progressive tense:

Other Future Tenses

The future perfect progressive tense is one of four future tenses. They are:

The 4 Future Tenses Example
simple future tense I will go
future progressive tense I will be going
future perfect tense I will have gone
future perfect progressive I will have been going

See Also

Take a test on the future perfect progressive tense Tenses Simple past tense Past progressive tense Past perfect tense Past perfect progressive tense Simple present tense Present progressive tense Present perfect tense Present perfect progressive tense Simple future tense Future progressive tense Future perfect tense Future perfect progressive tense