Future Perfect Continuous Tense Exercises (+ Printable PDF)

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Candace Osmond

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We use the future perfect continuous tense with will have been and the present participle form of the verb. Answer these three worksheets to check your understanding of the verb tense. Then you can check your answers using the answer key.

What Is the Future Perfect Continuous Tense?

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The sometimes confusing future perfect continuous tense is better known as the future perfect progressive and is a verb tense showing an action that will continue until a certain point in the future. The correct structure is:

Will + have + been + verb’s present participle (-ing form)

  • Will have been living
  • Will have been reading
  • Will have been sleeping

Use this verb tense when projecting yourself forward in time and looking back at the progress or duration. Do not use it for stative or non-action verbs, such as know, believe, support, disagree, and lack.

Here are some easy examples showing how to use the future perfect continuous tense in sentences.

  • Next month, I will have been working at the company for three years.
  • Will I have been working at the company for three years next month?
Future Perfect Continuous Tense Exercise #1

Future Perfect Continuous Tense Exercise #1

Choose the correct answer.

What is the correct verb form for future perfect continuous?
Which verb is not in the future perfect continuous form?
Which verb is in the future perfect continuous form?
What is another word for future perfect continuous tense?
What is the future perfect continuous tense?
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Future Perfect Continuous Tense Exercise #2

Future Perfect Continuous Tense Exercise #2

Write the future perfect continuous form of the following verbs.
Example: Teach
Answer: Will have been teaching

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Future Perfect Continuous Tense Exercise #3

Future Perfect Continuous Tense Exercise #3

Complete each sentence with the future perfect continuous form of the following verbs.
Example: I _________ (live) in Newfoundland for six years by 2024.
Answer: will have been living

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Future Perfect Continuous Summary: A Positive Future

I hope this guide, examples, and three worksheets gave you a clearer understanding of the future perfect continuous tense. Remember that this verb tense talks about an action that will happen and continue in the future.

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