The Future Perfect Continuous Tense

How to form it: I + will have been + present participle

Future perfect of the verb “to be”: will have been

The present participle of the main verb: base + -ing

  • Very similar toFuture Perfect Tense.
  • We use it to project ourselves into the future and look back on an event or action
  • Refer to events or actions that are currently unfinished but will be finished at some future time.
  • As with the Future Perfect Tense, it’s often used with a time expression. 


  1. I’ll have been waiting here for 2 hours by 7pm.
  2. By 2012, She’ll have been living in Melbourne for 10 years.
  3. When you come to Australia, you’ll have been learning English for 2 months.
  4. Next year, they’ll have been working in the café for 3 years.
  5. When I get you from training, will you have been playing long?