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Kinds of Tenses Tense Table
Simple Present Present Continuous Present Perfect Present Perfect Continuous
Simple Past Past Continuous Past Perfect Past Perfect Continuous
Simple Future Future Continuous Future Perfect Future Perfect Continuous
Present Conditional Tense Conditional Sentences
FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE

Future Perfect Continuous Tense is used to express a continued or ongoing action that will start in future and is thought to be continued till sometime in future. There will be a time reference, such as “since 2002, for two hours” from which the action will start in future and will continue.

Structure for Future Perfect Continuous

subject auxiliary verb auxiliary verb auxiliary verb main verb
subject (shall/will) have be/been base + ing
I shall have been going.

Structure for Negative sentence

subject auxiliary verb auxiliary verb auxiliary verb main verb
subject (shall/will) + not have be/been base + ing
I shall not have been going.

Structure for interrogative sentence

auxiliary verb subject auxiliary verb auxiliary verb main verb
(Shall/Will) subject have be/been base + ing
Shall I have been going.

Future Perfect Continuous is used to talk about an on-going action before some point in the future.

We use the future perfect continuous tense to:

express a continued or ongoing action that will start in future and to be continued till sometime in future.
express on-going action before some point in the future.
  USES OF FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE
The future Perfect Continuous indicates an action represented as being in progress over a period of time that will end in the future:
 
Examples
By next July we shall have been living here for four years.
When he gets his degree, he will have been studying at IIM for 4 years.
We use the future perfect continuous tense to talk about a long action before some point in the future:
 
Examples
I will have been working here for ten years next week.
He will be tired when he arrives. He will have been travelling for 24 hours.
I will have been watching television for three hours when you come home.
FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE TABLE
AFFIRMATIVE NEGATIVE INTERROGATIVE
I shall have been going. I shall not have been going. Shall I have been going?
You will have been going. You will not have been going. Will you have been going?
We shall have been going. We shall not have been going. Shall we have been going?
He will have been going. He will not have been going. Will he have been going?
She will have been going. She will not have been going. Will she have been going?
They will have been going. They will not have been going. Will they have been going?
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Kinds of Tenses Tense Table
Simple Present Present Continuous Present Perfect Present Perfect Continuous
Simple Past Past Continuous Past Perfect Past Perfect Continuous
Simple Future Future Continuous Future Perfect Future Perfect Continuous
Present Conditional Tense Conditional Sentences