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Future Perfect Continuous



The future perfect continuous tense describes a continued action at some point in the future.


By the time he retires at the age of sixty-five, he will have been working fifty years.


The future perfect:

  • has the form will + have + been + verb-ing.
    For example: He will have been travelling for six months by the time he goes to Spain.
  • describes continued actions that are continuing at a specific point in the future.
    For example: We should hurry because Barbara will have been waiting for us for ten minutes already.
  • uses "not" in negative form.
    For example: We're early, so Barbara will not have been waiting for us yet.

Related Sections

Future Perfect
Past Continuous