Future Perfect Continuous Tense- Imperfect/Progressive
Future Perfect Continuous Tense shows that an action continued that will end in future. In this tense, shall or will is used with ‘have been’ and Present Participle of verb. This is also called as Perfect Imperfect or perfect progressive future tense.
Use of modal in future perfect continuous tense
In this tense, we use shall/ will.
In these sentences, we should use-
- shall have been
- will have been
with present participle of main verb.
Keep in mind that-
- For subject I and we, we should use ‘shall have been’
- If subject is other than I and we, we should use ‘will have been’
Now we shall take an example with three persons in tabular form.
Future Perfect Continuous Tense- Example
In this table, we have an example of future perfect continuous tense. We have taken first, second and third person with singular and plural form. We have used shall / will according to subject.
Let's have a look-
Person Singular Number Plural Number
1st I shall have been learning. We shall have been learning.
2nd You will have been learning. You will have been learning.
3rd He will have been learning. They will have been learning.
She will have been learning. They will have been learning.
It will have been learning. They will have been learning.
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