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Use verbs in brackets to complete sentences.
- In five years' time there will be no houses in this street. (demolish)
In five years' time they ___ all the houses in this street.
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Match two parts.
- We will have rehearsed the play ___ .
We will have been rehearsing the play ___ .
- for two months in September
- by September
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Complete the dialogue with the manager.
- A: How long have you been preparing your campaign, Derek?
B: By the end of this month I ___ (work) on it for a year.
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Correct mistakes in affirmative and question forms.
- In two years' time Meg will have been graduating.
In two years' time Meg ___ .
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Complete positive and negative forms.
- When will you send the message?
We ___ it by Friday. (deliver)
Can we start the party at 3 o'clock?
I don't think so. All our guests ___ by then, I'm afraid. (not arrive)
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Make questions to complete dialogues.
- How long ___ Sam ___ the book this year? (write)
For three or four years.
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Future perfect simple vs. future perfect continuous
- The future perfect simple is used for actions or states that will be finished before or at a certain time in the future.
- The future perfect continuous is used to describe actions that will continue until a point of time in the future and will not be finished.
Future perfect simple:
I will have decorated the room by Friday.
We'll have made the cake before noon.
Future perfect continuous:
I'll have been decorating the room for a week on Friday.
We'll have been making the cake for three hours at noon.
We use the future perfect continuous for incomplete, uninterrupted actions. If we refer to a number of individual events or events that were repeated, we must use the future perfect simple.
When I am sixty, I'll have been building houses for thirty years. (one incomplete activity)
When I am sixty, I'll have built more than fifty houses. (fifty individual actions)
By 5 o'clock I'll have been washing this car for an hour and a half. (one uninterrupted activity)
By 5 o'clock I'll have washed this car and replaced the tyres. (two completed activities that will be done one after another)
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