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English grammar lesson about verbs;
What is a verb?
A verb expresses action. It means action from a subject, or to a subject.
There are two types of verbs, active and passive.
Active means that we do the action to somebody else. For example; ‘I gave him a book’. Or we are doing the action ourselves. For example; ‘I am holding a book’
Passive means somebody else is doing the action to us. For example; ‘He gave me a book’.
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The Future Perfect Continuous Tense!
Two future actions – one is continuous. To speculate. To predict.
The future perfect continuous tense indicates an action, which will happen some time in the future, but which will start, at a particular time in the future and will continue, until some time in the future.
The important point about the future perfect continuous is that is has a time reference, which is the time when the action will start in the future, or the time when the action will stop in the future. If there is no starting or stopping time in the future, then it will be only a future continuous tense, to show an ongoing action in the future.
The future perfect continuous is about a longer action in the future, which is interrupted, by another action in the future.
Topic + WILL HAVE BEEN + Verb
‘By the end of the next year, she will have been living in Germany for 15 years.’
The ‘end of the next year’, is the interrupting action, which stops the future perfect continuous action ‘she will have been living in Germany for 15 years.’
There is duration of an action in the future, for some time, before it is completed or stopped.