Future Perfect Continuous Tense: Lesson and Practice Questions

Future Perfect Continuous Tense: Usage, Structure and Examples

  • Usage:

    • Used for actions that will be ongoing for a period of time before another action in the future.
  • Structure:

    • Affirmative: Subject + will have been + present participle (e.g., They will have been waiting).
    • Negative: Subject + will not have been + present participle (e.g., I will not have been working).
    • Interrogative: Will + subject + have been + present participle? (e.g., Will you have been waiting?).
  • Examples:

    • By the time the concert starts, they will have been rehearsing for hours.
    • She won’t have been studying for long when you call.
    • Will you have been working here for a year?

Future Perfect Continuous Tense: Practice Questions

Affirmative:

  1. By this time next year, she ____________ (study) for 10 years.

    a. will study
    b. will have been studying
    c. will have been studied

  2. They ____________ (work) on the project for six months by December.

    a. will have been working
    b. will have worked
    c. will have been work

  3. He ____________ (travel) around the world for a year by the time he returns.

    a. will travel
    b. will have traveled
    c. will have been traveling

  4. We ____________ (wait) for the bus for two hours by 3 PM.

    a. will have been waiting
    b. will have waited
    c. will have waiting

  5. I ____________ (teach) English for a decade by the end of this month.

    a. will teach
    b. will have taught
    c. will have been teaching

Answers: (Affirmative)

1. B, 2. A, 3. C, 4. A, 5. C

Negative:

  1. She ____________ (not/study) for more than a year by the time she graduates.

    a. will not study
    b. will not have studied
    c. will not have been studying

  2. They ____________ (not/work) on the project for a week by the deadline.

    a. will not work
    b. will not have been working
    c. will not have been worked

  3. He ____________ (not/travel) for six months by the end of the year.

    a. will not have been traveling
    b. will not have traveled
    c. will not have traveling

  4. We ____________ (not/wait) for more than an hour by the time you arrive.

    a. will not wait
    b. will not have waited
    c. will not have been waiting

  5. I ____________ (not/teach) at this school for 15 years by the next academic year.

    a. will not teach
    b. will not have been teaching
    c. will not have taught

Answers: (Negative)

1. C, 2. B, 3. A, 4. C, 5. B

Interrogative:

  1. __________ she ____________ (study) for a year by the time she takes the exam?

    a. Will / study
    b. Will / have studied
    c. Will / have been studying

  2. __________ they ____________ (work) on the project for eight months by June?

    a. Will / have been working
    b. Will / have worked
    c. Will / work

  3. __________ he ____________ (travel) for nine months by the end of the year?

    a. Will / travel
    b. Will / have been traveling
    c. Will / have travelled

  4. __________ we ____________ (wait) for the train for 45 minutes by the scheduled departure?

    a. Will / wait
    b. Will / have waited
    c. Will / have been waiting

  5. __________ you ____________ (teach) at this university for 20 years by your retirement?

    a. Will / have been teaching
    b. Will / have taught
    c. Will / have teaching

Answers: (Interrogative)

1. C, 2. A, 3. B, 4. C, 5. A

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