FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE
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Different uses of Future Perfect Continuous Tense
Structure of Future Perfect Continuous Tense
I’m Future Perfect Continuous Tense. Hope you have attempted the quizzes on Past Perfect Continuous Tense and understood the lesson thoroughly. If you are new and or wish to revise, you can start from the beginning and learn all the chapters of Tenses stepwise. Now let’s quickly see how I , Future Perfect Continuous Tense help you in framing your statements.
“Future Perfect Continuous Tense is used to express an action that will begin before the time of speaking in the coming future and will continue up to the time of speaking.”
She will have been crying for two hours.
Anil will not be playing since noon.
Shall Akhil be carrying his heavy bad for 2 hours ?
- Key Feature of Future Perfect Continuous Tense/ How to recognize Future Perfect Continuous Tense:-
- Auxiliary Verb – will have been/shall have been + V4 (V1+ing)
- Timing : since/for Since for + period of time/ point of time.
- Work is expected to start at a certain time before the time of speaking
- Since- Point of Time ( Two o’ clock, Last Night, Last Sunday)
For- Period of Time ( Two days, Four months, five years)
- Adverbs of recognition
Tonight, Next week, later
When to use Future Perfect Continuous Tense –
1. How long to a point in future ( Pointing Time)
I shall have been sleeping for 4 hours.
Ankita will have been crying since last night.
2. To Express over the lapping actions
I will have been dancing on stage when you arrive.
She will have been waiting for you when you arrive.
3. Future actions as a matter of course
They will have been planning since tonight.
The examination will have been conducted
next month on the 5th of August.
Structure of Future Perfect Continuous
Subject+ will have been/ shall have been + V4 ( V1 + ing) Object+ Since/for+ Time.
I Person – shall Have Been
Other Subject – will Have Been
It will have been raining since last night.
Ankush will have been studying for 2 hours.
During the condition of confirmation
I Person – will have been
Other Subject – shall Have been
She shall have arrived in the office, I am sure.
I will have been driving faster than you at that time, I am confirmed.
Since- Point of Time- 2 o clock, last night, last Sunday
( Definite Time)
For- Period of Time- Two days, five years, four months.
How ‘ since ’ or ‘ for ‘ is used in all the Perfect Continuous Tenses
Since- Point of Time – Definite Time -( Two o’clock, Last Night, Last Sunday)
For- Period of Time – Indefinite Time ( Two days, Four months, five years)
Structure of Future Perfect Continuous Negative
Subject+ Will/Shall+ Not/ Never + have been+V4 (V1+ing) + Object + Since/for+ Time
You will not have been studying since yesterday.
I will never have been waiting for you.
Structure of Future Perfect Continuous Interrogative Type -1
Will/Shall + Subject + have + been+ +V4 (V1+ing) + object + Since/for+ Time
Will you have been cooking since 9a.m?
Will she have been crying for two hours?
Structure of Future Perfect Continuous Interrogative type 2
Wh family word + will/shall + Subject + have Been+ +V4 (V1+ing) + object+ Since/for+ Time
Why will you have been beating him since morning?
Where will Ankur have been playing for 3 hours?
Structure of Future Perfect Continuous Interrogative type 3
How much/How many+ related noun+ will/shall+ subject+ have Been+ +V4 (V1+ing) + Object +
Example- How much money will you have been spending on your bike over last 4 months?
Remember – before the adverb ‘ last’ as it shows definite time.
How many plants will you have been stealing from my garden?
Structure of Future Perfect Continuous
Only remember to add ‘ NOT’ after the ‘ Subject’ remaining part will be the same
—–has/have+ Subject + not+ has been—-
Will you not have been reading this book since last night?
Why will you not have been taking care of yourself for two weeks?
How much money will you not have been spending on your education since last five years?
Homework based on Future Perfect Continuous Tense
Imagine your brother/sister has gone to another city for studies . Follow the structure of Future Perfect Continuous Tense and pen down a paragraph expecting what he /she will have been doing since morning to night.
My brother will have been studying since 4 am. He will have been having his bath for 15 minutes…….
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