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The Tenses: Part-XII


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Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Tense is used to:

1. Show an action that will be in progress over a period of time and will end in future.

By next month, we shall have been living in Pune for two years.
By 6.00 p.m. they will have been reading English for two hours.

Affirmative:

Pattern: subject + shall/will + have + been + first form of the verb + ing + for/since +object.

Examples: I shall have been playing cricket since morning.
Radha will have been singing a song for ten minutes.


Negative:

Pattern: subject + shall/will + have + not +been + first form of the verb + ing + for/since +object.

Examples: I shall have not been playing cricket since morning.
Radha will have not been singing a song for ten minutes.

Interrogative:

Pattern: Shall/will + subject + have + been + first form of the verb + ing + for/since +object.

Examples: Shall I have been playing cricket since morning?
Will Radha have been singing a song for ten minutes?






Sample Usage

Note: This tense is not much in use.


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