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    Default Re: future perfect progressive with going to

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That sounds OK.

    You can actually use them together.
    "I'm going to be a better student," I said 23 months ago.
    "Next month, I will have been going to be a better student for two years." (No one would actually say this, though it's grammatical)
    "Next month, I'm going to have been going to be a better student for two years." (No normal person would even think of this, but it's grammatical.)

    "In four years time I'm going to have been going to college for two years," I said almost two years ago. "Next month, I'm going to have been going to have been going to college for two years for two years." For two years, I will have been intending to have been going to college for two years in two years time. (I'm pretty sure that's right! But don't try it at home!)
    So "going to have+verb/ed" is more often used than "going to have been+verb/ing"?

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    Default Re: future perfect progressive with going to

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    So "going to have+verb/ed" is more often used than "going to have been+verb/ing"?
    Yes, but only because that concept is more often needed to be expressed.

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    Default Re: future perfect progressive with going to

    Just because it is much easier to say, I would probably use:
    I will have been waiting..
    I will have waited...



    Last edited by costaricaspanishonline; 19-Jul-2011 at 03:55. Reason: Just wanted to add my source of information

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