Future Perfect Progressive Tense

The future perfect progressive tense is a verb tense that we use to describe ongoing actions that will have been in progress up to a certain point of time in the future. It is also called the future perfect continuous tense. 

The future perfect progressive tense is a verb phrase that combines future tense, progressive aspect and perfect aspect. It indicates that an action will have been ongoing or in progress for a specified duration before a specific time or event in the future. 

Form: Subject + will + have + been + present participle (-ing form) of the main verb.

Use of Future Perfect Progressive Tense

We use the future perfect continuous tense is to discuss actions or events that will have been happening for a period of time in the future. Here are some examples:

For & Since 

We use the future perfect continuous tense with 'for + a period of time' or 'since + a point of time'. Remember that the future perfect progressive tense is used to emphasize the length of time that an action or event will have been ongoing before a specific future event. 

  1. By next week, I will have been working on this project for six months.
  2. She will have been studying French for two hours by the time you arrive.
  3. They will have been traveling for a whole day when they reach their destination.
  4. He will have been practicing the piano for years by the time he performs at the concert.
  5. We will have been waiting for an hour by the time the train arrives.

It's important to note that the future perfect continuous tense emphasizes the continuity or duration in relation to a future time or event.

Future Perfect Progressive Tense Worksheet 1

Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the future perfect progressive tense.

Example: By the time we reach the party, they [dance] will have been dancing for hours.

  1. By the end of the week, she [learn] ________________ how to play the guitar for six months.
  2. By the time he arrives, we [wait] ________________ for over an hour.
  3. By next summer, they [travel] ________________ around the world for two years.
  4. By the time the concert starts, the band [practice] ________________ for weeks.
  5. By the year 2030, scientists [research] ________________ the cure for that disease for a decade.
  6. By the end of the month, I [work] ________________ at this company for ten years.
  7. By this time next year, she [write] ________________ her novel for several months.
  8. By the time the guests arrive, we [prepare] ________________ the party for hours.
  9. By next semester, he [study] ________________ international relations for two years.
  10. By the year 2050, humans [live] ________________ on Mars for a considerable time.

Future Perfect Progressive Tense Worksheet 2

Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the future perfect progressive tense.

By the time we reach the year 2100, society [1. undergo ________________] incredible transformations. Technological advancements and shifts in cultural paradigms [2. shape ________________] the world in ways we can only imagine. By that point, many individuals [3. pursue ________________] their passions for decades.

In the realm of environmental sustainability, humans [4. work ________________] tirelessly to reverse the effects of climate change. By 2100, conservationists [5. promote ________________] green practices for generations. The collective effort [6. result ________________] in cleaner air and healthier ecosystems.

In medicine, the boundaries of research [7. expand ________________] beyond our current understanding. By that time, medical researchers [8. study ________________] complex diseases for years, leading to breakthrough treatments. By 2100, we [9. make ________________] significant progress in extending human life expectancy.

The realm of space exploration [10. witness ________________] incredible achievements. By the end of the century, astronauts [11. live ________________] on distant planets and moons for extended periods. The knowledge gained [12. reshape ________________] our understanding of the cosmos.

By the time education systems fully embrace AI and virtual learning, students [13. adapt ________________] to new modes of instruction for decades. The educational landscape [14. change ________________] profoundly, with access to knowledge becoming more equitable.

As we peer into the future, it's clear that the efforts and innovations of today [15. culminate ________________] in a world that offers opportunities beyond our present comprehension. By then, humanity [16. strive ________________] towards progress and enlightenment for centuries.

Answers: Worksheet 1

  1. will have been learning
  2. will have been waiting
  3. will have been traveling
  4. will have been practicing
  5. will have been researching
  6. will have been working
  7. will have been writing
  8. will have been preparing
  9. will have been studying
  10. will have been living

Answers: Worksheet 2

  1. will have undergone
  2. will shape
  3. will have been pursuing
  4. will be working
  5. will have been promoting
  6. will have resulted
  7. will expand
  8. will have been studying
  9. will have been making
  10. will witness
  11. will have been living
  12. will have been reshaping
  13. will have been adapting
  14. will have been changing
  15. will have culminated
  16. will have been striving