Future Perfect Progressive

The Future Perfect Progressive (Continuous) is a form of the verb that shows the action or state will continue until some point in the future.

For example: The travellers will have been driving for 10 hours by 8 o'clock.

Future Perfect Progressive Story 1

Future Perfect Story Progressive 1

Who are they? What will they have been doing?

Paul and Lindsey are going on a sleigh ride to their friend's house for the weekend. The snow will be deep, but their horse is very strong. They are going to travel a long way. They will have been riding in the sleigh for over an hour by the time they arrive.

Paul's horse, Midnight, will pull the sleigh over the snow. When they arrive, Midnight will be tired because he is going to have been pulling the sleigh for over an hour. Midnight will need food and rest because he will have been pulling the sleigh over all that snow.

Exercises

A. Answer the following questions. Use the Future Perfect Progressive tense.

1. By the time Paul and Lindsey arrive, how long will they have been riding in the sleigh?

Answer:

2. Why is Midnight going to be tired?

Answer:

3. Why will Midnight need food and rest?

Answer:

B. Rewrite the following sentences as negative sentences, yes/no questions, WH-questions (using the underlined word) and tag questions.

 

Examples for the sentence "Amanda will have been waiting for 30 minutes by the time he arrives."

Negative: Amanda will not have been waiting for 30 minutes by the time he arrives.

Yes/No Question: Will Amanda have been waiting for 30 minutes by the time arrives?

WH-Question: Who will have been waiting for 30 minutes by the time he arrives?

Tag Question: Amanda will have been waiting for 30 minutes by the time he arrives, won't she?



 

 

 

 

1. They will have been riding in the sleigh for over an hour.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:


2. He is going to have been pulling the sleigh for over an hour.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:


3. He will have been pulling the sleigh over all that snow.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:

C. Rewrite the story using contractions.

Paul and Lindsey are going on a sleigh ride to their friend's house for the weekend. The snow will be deep, but their horse is very strong. They are going to travel a long way. They will have been riding in the sleigh for over an hour by the time they arrive.

Paul's horse, Midnight, will pull the sleigh over the snow. When they arrive, Midnight will be tired because he is going to have been pulling the sleigh for over an hour. Midnight will need food and rest because he will have been pulling the sleigh over all that snow.

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