Magoosh Comics: Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous

The future tense is the trickiest of tenses in English. And for many students, the hardest forms of future tense are the very similar future perfect and future perfect continuous tenses. Fortunately there’s a simple way to remember the difference between these two tenses. The future perfect describes an action that will end in the future. The future continuous describes an action that will continue in the future.

If you’re still having trouble picturing this difference, below is a comic strip that can help you easily understand and master these two ways of talking about future actions.

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4 Responses to Magoosh Comics: Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous

  1. Lindsay March 5, 2019 at 9:29 pm #

    Thumbs up for the simplified illustration! 🙂

    • David Recine
      David Recine March 6, 2019 at 6:31 am #

      Thanks for your kind words, Lindsay. I definitely had fun drawing that! 😀

  2. San March 25, 2021 at 9:49 am #

    Which is right??

    I will be working from 9 to 5 tommorrow
    Or
    i will have been working from 9 to 5 tommorrow .

    I will be doing day shift from next year
    Or
    I will have been doing day shift from next year.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 2, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

      Hi San, I think it depends on what you are trying to say. Based on this limited information, I would suggest these two options are the most correct:
      I will be working from 9 to 5 tomorrow
      I will be starting the day shift next year.


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