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 TenseHere 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)
- 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.
- 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 TenseHere is an infographic explaining the future progressive tense:
Other Future TensesThe 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|
Forming the Future Perfect Progressive TenseThe future perfect progressive tense is formed:
will have been + [present participle]
- At 10 pm, I will have been swimming for a six hours.
- They will have been talking for two hours by then.
Add ing to most verbs:
- play > playing
- shout > shouting
- prepare > preparing
- ride > riding
- lie > lying
- untie > untying
- run > running
- forget > forgetting
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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