Direct and Indirect of Future Perfect Progressive
We talked about direct and indirect of future perfect tense, in this lesson I am going to cover direct and indirect of future perfect progressive tense. . Structures of sentences for affirmative, negative, interrogative and negative interrogative sentences. For direct and indirect speech complete rules click: Direct and indirect speech complete rules

Direct and Indirect of Future Perfect Progressive

Tense Change:
As a rule, when we convey a message from present tenses and past tense, we go one tense back, but when you change direct speech of future perfect continuous tense, you just need to change the verb “will” into “would” and follow other rules as usual.

Affirmatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + S + will have been + V1ing + ROTS
    He said, “We will have been watching a movie.”
  • Indirect speech: RP + that + S + would have been + V1ing + ROTS
    He told me that they would have been watching a movie.

Negatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + S + will not have been + V1ing + ROTS
    He said, “I will not have been painting the wall.”
  • Indirect speech: RP + that + S + would not have been + V1ing + ROTS
    He told me that he would not have been painting the wall.

Interrogatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + Will + S + have been + V1ing + ROTS
    He asked, “Will she have been mopping the kitchen.”
  • Indirect speech: RP + if + S + would have been + V1ing + ROTS
    He asked me if she would have been mopping the kitchen.

Negative interrogatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + will not + S + have been + V1ing + ROTS
    He asked, “Won`t you have been studying hard for the test?”
  • Indirect speech: RP + if + S + would not have been + V1ing + ROTS
    He asked me if I wouldn`t have been studying hard for the test.

WH/Information questions

  • Direct speech: RP +, + WH + will + S + have been + V1ing + ROTS
    She asked, “What will you have been buying?”
  • Indirect speech: RP + WH + S + would have been + V1ing + ROTS
    She wanted to know what I would have been buying.