Future Perfect Continuous Tense

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.

We know that in future tense, we use modal. So, in this sentence also; we should use modal according to the subject of sentence.

Let’s see-

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-
PersonSingular NumberPlural Number
1stI shall have been learning. We shall have been learning.
2ndYou will have been learning.You will have been learning.
3rdHe 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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