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Future Perfect Progressive Tense

Future perfect progressive tense indicates an ongoing event that will be completed by a certain point in the future.

  • The party will have been going for ages by the time we arrive.
  • In just half an hour from now, we will have been working for 14 hours straight.

The pattern for forming future perfect progressive tense is as follows:

  • Will have been + present participle

To form the negative, place not between the auxiliaries will and have. To form a question, move will to the beginning of the sentence, in front of the subject.

  • They will have been preparing the food.
  • Will they have been preparing the food?
  • They will not have been preparing the food.

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