The actions or events that continue to some extent of time in the future define future perfect continuous tense. Examples are: When I turn forty, I will have been working in the company for ten years. This December, it will have been two years since I bought my own car.
This tense uses the auxiliary verb, i.e. will have been + present participle.
The Future Perfect Continuous Tense uses ‘will have been’ irrespective of the subject being Singular or Plural. The second element, that is, the present participle, is formed by adding -ing to the root of the verb.
Various Contexts to Use Future Perfect Continuous Tense
Duration before sometime in future.
Sentence: Madhuri will have been working as a coach at the swimming classes for more than a year by the time she quits.
It means that she will quit the coaching job in the future, and by that time, she would have completed more than six months.
Describing the cause of something in the future.
Sentence: Harry will be late when he reaches the office as he will have been cycling to work from far distance.
It means that Harry is cycling to the office and thus he will be late when he reaches there.
Pointers for Future Perfect Continuous Tense
- The non-action verbs like to be, to seem, or to know should be used while writing the future perfect continuous tense.
- In a few scenarios, words like ‘shall’ can be replaced instead of ‘will’ for I and we.
- Future perfect continuous tense is used to check the duration of time prior to some action in the future.
- The future perfect continuous tense is used in time clauses, i.e. clauses that begin with time expressions like while, when, after, before, etc.
- The future perfect continuous tense in time clauses should not be used, i.e. clauses that begin with time expressions like while, when, after, before, etc.
Future Perfect Continuous Tense in Negative Format
The rule for using future perfect continuous tense in negative sentences is
S + will + not + have + been + V-ing (present participle) + sentence
Example: I won’t have been travelling to New York for 2 years by the end of October.
The future perfect continuous tense worksheet provides detailed exercises in various modules. The above image shows examples of various scenarios where the future perfect continuous tense should be used in the spaces to add meaning to the sentences.
The worksheet consists of various modules, which includes filling the spaces, crosswords, identifying the words that help in building sentences in the future perfect continuous tense. These exercises develop communication skills in children. The future perfect continuous tense worksheets are available at BYJU’S website and are available in both digital and printable formats.
Frequently Asked Questions on Future Perfect Continuous Tense Worksheet
What is the difference between future perfect and future perfect continuous tenses?
The future perfect tense describes an action that will end in the future. The future continuous tense describes an action that will continue in the future.
How do you form future continuous tense?
The future continuous tense, also known as the future progressive tense, is a verb tense that indicates that something will occur in the future and continue for an expected length of time. It is formed using the construction will + be + the present participle.
Where do we use future perfect continuous tense?
We use the future perfect continuous tense to show that something will continue up until a particular event or time in the future. “For five minutes,” “for two weeks,” and “since Friday” are all durations that can be used with the future perfect continuous tense.