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Do people still use "Future Perfect Tense" & "Future Perfect Continuous Tense" these days? In modern English, are these two tenses are still in use? I hardly see them in both conversation and writing. However, they still exist in grammar book. Example for perfect tense: A: How long have you studied English? B: I will have studied English for ten months next month. It sounds old fashioned so I believe there is another way to say this like "I've studied English for almost ten years." Examples for perfect continuous tense I found in grammar book: 1. I will have been eating breakfast for 30 minutes at 8 o’clock. 2. You will have been waiting for two hours when the plane arrives. I don't think anyone will ever speak like 1., but no. 2, it's still natural.
Jan 28, 2014 6:51 AM
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Yeah, I think they are both still very common. Mothers love to say "my child will be four months old tomorrow!"
January 28, 2014
Yes, in the UK thse phrases are in common everyday use: How long have you exercised today for? By ten o'clock I will have exercised for an hour. At 6pm I will have been working six hours non-stop. From when I started out, I will have been travelling two hours to reach my destination.
January 29, 2014
of course they are used
January 28, 2014
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