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 Perfect Future 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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