Future Perfect Continuous Tense Structure, Formula, Examples

What is future perfect continuous tense?

It represents an action that is ful filled after a particular amount of time has passed in the future.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense Structure

Affirmative sentence

  • The assisting word “have been” is used after “shall,” “will.” In the future perfect continuous tense continuous verb (1st verb form with ‘ing’) is used.
  • Then, use the “for” and “since”.
  • “For” denotes a specific time period, whereas “since” denotes a continuing activity or occurrence in the past.

Future Perfect Continuous Affirmative Tense Structure

Formula: Subject + will / shall + have been + basic form of verb + ing + object + since/ for + remaining sentence.

He + will + have been + tearing + paper for + an hour.

I + shall + have been + tearing + paper for + an hour.

It + will + have been + tearing + paper for + an hour.

She + will + have been + tearing + paper for + an hour.

They + will + have been + tearing + paper for + an hour.

We + shall + have been + tearing + paper for + an hour.

You + will + have been + tearing + paper for + an hour.

Future Perfect Continuous Affirmative Examples

  • Alia will have been teaching the students for three hours.
  • He will have been mending the walls since morning.
  • The farmer will have been ploughing the field for three hours.
  • The gardener will have been looking after the garden for three years.
  • We will have been playing in the garden since morning.

Negative Sentence

Between shall/will and have ‘not’ word is used to make a negative sentence.

Future Perfect Continuous -ve Sentence Structure

Formula: Subject + will/shall + not have been + basic form of verb + ing + object + since/for + remaining sentence

He + will + not have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour.

I + shall + not have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour.

It + will + not have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour.

She + will + not have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour.

They + will + not have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour.

We + shall + not have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour.

You + will + not have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour.

Future Perfect Continuous -ve Sentence Examples

  • I shall not have been taking examinations since 1990.
  • They will not have been catching the fishes for two days.
  • We shall not have been playing the piano since night.
  • Ali will not have been beseeching me for an hour.
  • She will not have been reading the lesson for 15 minutes.

Interrogative sentence

To make an interrogative statement of the future perfect continuous tense helping verb will/shall is used at the start of the sentence before the subject and have been is used after the subject.

Future Perfect Continuous Interrogative Sentence Structure

Formula: Will/Shall + subject + have been + basic form of verb + ing + object + since/for + remaining sentence?

Will + he + have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour?

Shall + I + have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour?

Will + it + have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour?

Will + she + have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour?

Will + they + have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour?

Shall + we + have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour?

Will + you + have been + tearing + paper + for + an hour?

Future Perfect Continuous Interrogative Examples

  • Shall we not have been sleeping since at 8 o’clock?
  • Will they have been operating the computer for fifteen minutes?
  • Shall I have been misguiding for four days?
  • Will they have been solving the sums for three days?
  • Shall we have been defeating the enemies?
  • Will boys have been reading the books?

Affirmative Sentence Structure  |Image 1

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Negative Sentence Structure | Image 2

Future Perfect Continuous formula

Interrogative Sentence Structure | Image 3

Future Perfect Continuous formula

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