Future Perfect Continuous
uses, form, timeline

Future Perfect Continuous uses, form, timeline​

Future Perfect Continuous tense (also called Future Perfect Progressive) is used to express the duration of an on-going future action. We’ll look at Future Perfect Continuous uses, form, timeline below, with examples.

TO FORM THE FUTURE PREFECT CONTINUOUS

The Future Perfect Continuous is constructed using:
– modal auxiliary ‘will’
– auxiliary ‘have’
– auxiliary ‘been’
– main verb in the Present Participle (ending +ing)

Future Perfect Continuous

affirmative: subject + will + have + been + verb
negative: subject + will + not + have + been + verb
question: will + subject + have + been + verb
negative question: will + subject + not + have + been + verb

Future Perfect Continuous forms of the verb to jump 

affirmative

I will have been jumping
you will have been jumping
he/she/it will have been jumping
we will have been jumping
you will have been jumping
they will have been jumping

negative

I will not have been jumping
you will not have been jumping
he/she/it will not have been jumping
we will not have been jumping
you will not have been jumping
they will not have been jumping

questions

will I have been jumping?
will you have been jumping?
will he/she/it have been jumping?
will we have been jumping?
will you have been jumping?
will they have been jumping?

negative questions

will I not have been jumping?
will you not have been jumping?
will he/she/it not have been jumping?
will we not have been jumping?
will you not have been jumping?
will they not have been jumping?

Future Perfect Continuous Uses

to express the duration of a period of time at a point in the future for an action that may have started in the past, present or future, using for and since
Susan will have been cleaning since this morning.
I will not have been smoking for 5 years next week.

to express a duration as indicated above, with the word come
Come next week I will not have been smoking for 5 years.
Come December, I will have been in my job for a year.

Contracted auxiliary verbs

Auxiliary verbs are often contracted, especially in spoken and informal written language

Future Perfect Continuous uses, form, timeline

Related Topics