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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Future Perfect Continuous

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of the future perfect tense.

Choose the best sentence to describe the following situations.

Example

Situation: Jay is going to arrive at the airport one hour before I arrive.
Jay will have been waiting for one hour when I arrive at the airport.
Jay is going to be leaving one hour before me.

The correct answer is "Jay will have been waiting for one hour when I arrive at the airport."


1.

Situation: Karl is going to start painting the deck at 5:30. He is going to continue painting all evening. Chloe is going to arrive at 6:00.

 

Karl has been painting for half an hour.

 

Karl will have been painting for half an hour when Chloe arrives.

     
2.

Situation: Karl is going to start painting the deck at 5:30. He will finish at 5:45. Chloe is going to arrive at 6:00.

 

Karl will be painting for fifteen minutes when Chloe arrives.

 

Karl will have been finished painting for fifteen minutes when Chloe arrives.

     
3.

Situation: Susan is going to start walking home at 4:30. Her husband is going to leave work and pick her up on the way home. He'll probably meet her at 5:15.

 

Susan will have been walking for forty-five minutes.

 

Susan is walking for forty-five minutes.

     
4.

Situation: Susan is going to start walking home at 4:30. She is going to stop walking and wait for her husband after forty-five minutes.

 

Susan will have been walking for forty-five minutes.

 

Susan is going to walk for forty-five minutes.

     
5.

Situation: Ian is going to become a Canadian citizen next week after living in Canada for ten years.

 

By the end of next week, Ian will have been living in Canada for ten years.

 

Ian is living in Canada for ten years.

     
6.

Situation: Ian is going to return to his home country next week after living in Canada for ten years.

 

Ian will be living in Canada next week.

 

Ian is living in Canada until next week.

     
7.

Situation: Next year I am going to celebrate my tenth year at this company.

 

I will have been working at this company for ten years next year.

 

I am working at this company for ten years.

     
8.

Situation: I started working in this company nine years ago. Next year I am going to stop working at this company and start working at another company.

 

I will have worked at this company for ten years.

 

I worked at this company for ten years.

     
9.

Situation: John quit smoking four years ago. He is going to celebrate five years without smoking next year.

 

John will have not been smoking for five years next year.

 

John will not smoke next year.

     
10.

Situation: John quit smoking four years ago. He is not going to smoke ever again.

 

John will not have smoked for five years next year.

 

John is never going to smoke again.