Future Perfect Continuous Tense : English Grammar for SBI IBPS Bank PO/Clerk Exams

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Let’s first see some examples of Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

They will have been playing for two hours by 6 O’clock.
He will have been working in this office for four years by the next month.
Tom will have been living in this house for five years by the year 2017.

Sentence Structure

Type of SentenceStructureExample
AffermativeSubject + will/shall + have been + V-I(-ing) + Object.I shall have been playing cricket.
They will have been working.
NegativeSubject + will/shall + not + have been + V-I(-ing) + Object + since/for + …I shall not have been playing cricket.
They will not have been working.
InterrogativeWill/shall + subject + have been + V-I(-ing) + Object ?Shall I have been playing cricket?
Will they have been working?
Interrogative-NegativeWill/shall + subject + not + have been + V-I(-ing) + Object ?Shall I not have been playing cricket?
Will they not have been working?

Important: 

  • With Shall and will we use have been and not has been.
  • This tense is not very common.

When we use Future Perfect Continuous Tense  ?

  • Used to talk about actions which will be in progress over a period of time that will end in the future.
    Examples:
    I shall have written my exercise by then.
    He will have left before you go to see him.

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