Future Perfect Continuous (Progressive)

Future Perfect Continuous:

Future perfect continuous refers to a progressive event that will be completed at some point in the future. Here are the forms and uses of this tense.

Form of the future continuous:

will have been verb+ing

Affirmative Negative Interrogative
I will have been teaching.
I will not/won't have been teaching.
will you have been teaching?


I will have been teaching = I'll have been teaching
I will not have been teaching = I won't have been teaching


  • I will have been teaching for more than 35 years when I retire.
  • Will you have been teaching for more than 35 years when you retire?

Use of the future perfect continuous:

future perfect continuous

It is used to show that an event will continue up until a particular event or time in the future. It is mostly used with an expression such as:

  • for five minutes
  • for two weeks

These expressions indicate durations.


  • She will have been working for over 8 hours by the time her children arrive. .
  • He will have been studying English for three years next month.

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