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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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