1. What is the future perfect continuous tense?
The future perfect continuous tense is used to:
1. say how long an event will have been happening at a future time.
2. give a reason for a state in the future.
The future continuous needs a specific future time (e.g. 6pm, the end of the week). The sentence then says how long an unfinished action will have been happening at that time, or a continuing action that causes a physical or emotional state at that time.
2. How to make the future perfect continuous tense
The future continuous tense is:
will have been …ing
To make future perfect continuous tense sentences, use:
1) will have been …ing + duration + future time
2) future state + future time + because + will have been …ing
*The time can be put at the start or at the end.
|will have been …ing||duration||Future time||Full sentence|
|will have been studying||for six months||by the end of this year||He will have been studying Korean for six months by the end of this year.|
|will have been dating||for a month||by this time next week||We will have been dating for a month by this time next week.|
|Future state||Time||Will have been …ing||Full sentence|
|he will be tired||when he comes home||will have been running||He will be tired when he comes home because he will have been running.|
|she will be angry||(later)||will have been answering||She will be angry because she will have been answering phone calls all day.|
- Choose a time in the future, and say how long you will have been doing it.
- Pick a feeling you will have in the future, and explain why you will be feeling that way.