Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous

Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous

The future continuous and the future perfect belong to the basic grammar group with the most frequency in English. Let’s learn about these 2 tenses with English tivi.

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Definition of Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous

The Future Continuous is used to talk about an action in progress at a specified time in the future.

The Future Perfect is used to describe an action that will be completed by a specified time in the future.

Structure of Future Perfect vs Future Perfect Continuous

Future PerfectFuture Perfect Continuous
(+) S + will + have + VII
(-) S + will + not + have + VII
(?) Will + S + have + VII ?
– Yes, S + will
– No, S + won’t
Examples:
+ I will have finished my report by the end of this month
+ She will have typed 20 pages by 3 o’clock this afternoon.
+ I will not have stopped my work before the time you come tomorrow.
+ My father will not have come home by 9 pm this evening.
+ Will you have gone out by 7 pm tomorrow?
+ Will your parents have come back USA before the summer vacation?
(+) S + will + be + V-ing
(-) S + will + not + be + V-ing
(?) Will + S + be + V-ing ?

– Yes, S + will
– No, S + won’t
Examples:
+ I will be staying at the hotel in Japan at 1 p.m tomorrow.
+ He will be working at the factory when you come tomorrow.
+ We won’t be studying at 8 a.m tomorrow.
+ The children won’t be playing with their friends when you come this weekend.
+ Will you be waiting for the train at 8 a.m next Friday? 
+ Will He be doing the housework at 10 p.m tomorrow?

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How to use Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous

Future Perfect Future Perfect Continuous
To describe an action that will be completed at a given time in the future.
+ I’ll have finished my work by noon.
+ They‘ll have built that house by July next year.
+ When you come back, I‘ll have written this letter.
To describe an action that started in the past and continued until a given time in the future.
+ By November, we’ll have been living in this house for 10 years.
+ By March 15th, I’ll have been working for this company for 6 years.

Signal words for the Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous

Future Perfect Future Perfect Continuous
Accompanying time phrases:
+ By + timeline (by the end of, by tomorrow)
+ By then
+ By the time
Accompanying time phrases:
+ By … for (+ interval)
+ By then
+ By the time

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Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous Exercises

Exercises

1: I hope it………………..(stop) working by 5 o’clock this afternoon.

2: By next month I………………..(leave) for India.

3: The film………………..(end) by the time we get there.

4: They………………..(build) a house by June next year.

5: I’m sure they………………..(complete) the new road by September.

6: In two years from now, the contract………………..(come) to an end.

7: By the end of December, John………………..(work) as a reporter for ten years.

8: By the time you arrive, I………………..(finish) writing an essay.

9: He certainly………………..(not/do) all his homework by ten tonight.

10: By November I………………..(work) for this company for 6 years.

11: By March 15, I………………..(be) here for one year.

12: By this time next week, he………………..(write) his novel for 6 months.

13: You………………..(finish) your work by 9 tonight?

14: By 2016 we………………..(live) in London for 14 years.

16: He ……………….. (write) this book for 3 months by the end of this week.

17: ……………….. (finish/you) this project by next week?

18: ……………….. (be/she) pregnant for 5 months this week?

19: An hour from now I hope I ……………….. (do) all these exercises. We will go to the beach then.

20: When I get my diploma in 2017, I ……………….. (to live) in Hanoi for 2 years.

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Answers

1: I hope it will have stopped (stop) working by 5 o’clock this afternoon.

2: By next month I will have left (leave) for India.

3: The film will have ended (end) by the time we get there.

4: They will have built (build) a house by June next year.

5: I’m sure they will have completed (complete) the new road by September.

6: In two years from now, the contract will have come (come) to an end.

7: By the end of December, John will have been working (work) as a reporter for ten years.

8: By the time you arrive, I will have finished (finish) writing an essay.

9: He certainly won’t have done (not/do) all his homework by ten tonight.

10: By November I will have been working (work) for this company for 6 years.

11: By March 15, I will have been (be) here for one year.

12: By this time next week, he will have been writing (write) his novel for 6 months.

13: You will have you finished (finish) your work by 9 tonight?

14: By 2016 we will have been living (live) in London for 14 years.

15: He will have written (write) a book by the end of the week.

16: He will have been writing (write) this book for 3 months by the end of this week.

17: Will you have finished (finish/you) this project by next week?

18: Will she have been (be/she) pregnant for 5 months this week?

19: An hour from now I hope I will have done (do) all these exercises. We will go to the beach then.

20: When I get my diploma in 2017, I will have been living (to live) in Hanoi for 2 years.

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Conclusion

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