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   1. How to form the Future Perfect Continuous Tense?

   The Future Perfect Continuous is made by using the auxiliary verb "will"+past participle of the verb "to be"+the present participle of the main verb (-ing form). To form questions we reverse the order of the pronoun and "will" (Will I, Will he ...?).

Future Perfect Continuous (Progressive) Tense

Affirmative (Positive) Form

Negative Form

Question Form

 I will have been  running  I  will  not  have been  running  Will  I  have  been  running?
 You will have been  running  You  will  not  have been  running  Will  you  have  been  running?
 He will have been  running  He  will  not  have been  running  Will  he  have  been  running?
 She will have been  running  She  will  not  have been  running  Will  she  have  been  running?
 It will have been  running  It  will  not  have been  running  Will  it  have  been  running?
 We will have been  running  We  will  not  have been  running  Will  we  have  been  running?
 You will have been  running  You  will  not  have been  running  Will  you  have  been  running?
 They will have been  running  They  will  not  have been  running  Will  they  have  been  running?

Contracted forms: 'll+have+been+verb -ing form ; won't+have+been+verb -ing form

Examples: 1. Susan will have been dancing at the party.
  2. We won't have been jogging in the park.
  3. Will they have been working there?


   2. Using the Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

   We use the Future Perfect Continuous to emphasize the duration of time for an action in the future, before a particular time or another action in the future.

Examples:  1. By this time, they will have been riding for 5 hours.
2. By Sunday, they will have been travelling for 6 days.
3. By the next year, I will have been working here for 10 years.
4. He will not have been smoking for 5 years by then.
5. By 5 o'clock, Kate will have been playing tennis for three hours.
6. By 2016, he will have been studying at the university for two years.
7. Before they return from work, she will have been studying for 3 hours.

   We also use the Future Perfect Continuous Tense to describe a continuous action or event in the future with the point of time for its start.

Examples:  1. David will have been watching TV since morning.
   2. She will have been living in London since 2007.
   3. Susan will have been answering emails since 10 o'clock.
   
   Remember, that we use the Future Perfect Comtinuous Tense with time expressions like for 3 hours, for five years, for a few days, for six months, since morning, since Monday, since 2000, etc.







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