Future perfect + future continuous
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Choose correct verbs from the box to complete sentences.
- arrive, replace, move, finish, teach, listen
When we reach Portsmouth we ___ our voyage.
When I drive my car I ___ to the new CD.
Use verbs in brackets to complete sentences.
- In a ten years' time most people ___ smart watches. (wear)
Hurry up or the coach ___ before we reach the station. (leave)
Find mistakes and correct them.
- In two years' time I will have finish my studies.
In two years' time ___ .
Will they be renovating the restaurant by the end of this year?
___ the restaurant by the end of this year?
Rewrite sentences and keep the same meaning.
- This time tomorrow I will be on my way to London.
This time tomorrow ___ . (drive)
We will live in a new house at the end of this year
___ in a new house by the end of this year. (move)
Online exercises with answers:
Future perfect vs. future continuous exercise A multiple choice quiz.
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Future perfect vs. future continuous
- The future perfect simple is made with will + have + past participle of regular vebs (worked, stayed) and irregular verbs (done, writtten).
Affirmative: I will have stayed (I'll have stayed), he will have done (he'll have done)
Negative: I will not have stayed (I won't have stayed), he will not have done (he won't have done)
Questions: Will you have stayed? Will she have stayed?
Negative questions: Will you not have done? (Won't you have done?)
We use the future perfect for activities that will be completed before or at a certain time in the future. It is often used with a time expression beginning with 'by': by that time, by Friday, by the end of January.
I'll have done it by the end of this week.
Sarah will have returned by tomorrow.
The time that we refer to can also be given by other time expressions (at six o'clock, before midnight) or other actions.
At six o'clock we will have been here for five hours.
We'll have arrived at the hotel before midnight.
How long will you have lived in this house when you move to Leeds?
- The future continuous is made with will + be + the present participle of a verb (-ing form).
Affirmative: I will be reading (I'll be reading)
Negative: I will not be studying (I won't be studying)
Questions: Will you be waiting?
Negative questions: Will you not be watching? (Won't you be watching?)
1. The future continuous is used for actions that will be in progress at a point of time. The action will start before that point of time and will continue after it.
The point of time can be given by time expressions:
At 10 o'clock I will be driving to the seaside.
This time tomorrow we'll be sunbathing.
The point of time can also be given by some other activity:
The shop will be open. Will you be shopping?
I'll be cutting grass when you return.
2. It describes the idea that an action will happen in the normal course of events. It refers to routine activities.
I'll be staying with little Josh tomorrow.
Everybody will be using a smartphone in the near future.
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