Future Perfect Continuous Tense (Usage, Formula and Examples)

Future perfect continuous tense is used to express the ongoing action that will be completed in future before a certain time. For example, I will have been studying in this college for one year.

Signal Words

  • for the last two days
  • all day long
  • for the last three hours

Structure / Formula

Positive Sentences

Subject + will have been + Present participle (-ing) form + time reference

Examples of positive sentences

  • It will have been raining all day long.
  • She will have been learning French for two weeks.

Negative Sentences

We add ‘not’ after the auxiliary verb to make the sentence negative.

Subject + will + not + have been + Present participle (-ing) form + time reference

Examples of negative sentences.

  • It will not have been raining all day long.
  • She will not have been learning French for two weeks.

Question Sentences

To make the question, auxiliary verb come at the start of the sentence and question mark at the end.

Will + subject + have been + Present participle (-ing) form + time reference

Examples of question sentences.

  • Will it have been raining all day long?
  • Will she have been learning French for two weeks?

Usage

UsageExample
To emphasize the duration of some action that will be completed at some another point in the future. By the end of this year, I will have been completing my graduation for two years.
Time expressionI will have been watching TV for two hours by the time he comes home.

Example Sentences

  • He will have been enjoying the holidays.
  • The children will have been learning lessons in the classroom for two hours.
  • The farmers will have been sowing crops for one month.
  • She will have been performing duties since 2017.
  • I will have been traveling around the world for five years.
  • Peter will have been solving the equation for two hours.
  • I will have been enjoying the holidays by the end of this month.
  • Jon will have been teaching English Grammar since morning.
  • Our firm will have been making progress by leaps and bounds.
  • He will have been wandering in the street since night.
  • She will have been blogging for two years.
  • The doctor will have been treating patients since 2018.
Future perfect continuous tense
Future perfect continuous tense