Future Perfect
Progressive Tense

(also called Future Perfect Continuous)


The Future Perfect Progressive is not a very common tense in English. But you should know it well, and understand it when it is used.

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How do We Use this Tense?

PERFECT here means "complete, finished".

The Future Perfect Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action will continue up until some time in the future.

It does not mean the action will be "perfect" (100%). It means the action will be finished.

Here are the different usages of this tense:


Make sure you also read:

Examples of Typical Time Expressions


An action that will continue up
until some time in the future 

(The verbs are in bold)



They will have been walking for 2 hours by the time they get home.

2 people hiking


In October, he will have been working here for a year. 

a worker


By the end of the night, he will have been performing for 5 hours.

a sad singer


Joe will be tired when he returns because
he will have been playing outside the whole afternoon.

a boy playing energetically


Mark will become a better dancer after the lessons, because
he will have been practicing dancing for 3 weeks.

a couple dancing


When I leave the beach, I will have been sunbathing for 2 hours.

a lady at the beach


At the end of the night, Laura will be very professional, even though
she will have been working for the entire evening.

a lady serving


Examples of
Typical Time Expressions

  • For
  • Since
  • All morning
  • All day

Boy writing happily


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  3. Practice, practice, practice with the Exercises

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