Future Perfect Tense
The future perfect tense is formed with will have + the past participle (the third part of the verb)
It will have walked, told, seen, bought.... etc.
The uses of the future perfect tense
This tense refers to future-before-future time. Sometimes it would be more correct to say that this tense refers to past-to-future time. Here usually the duration is included.
1. It is normally used with a time expression signalling at, by, or before which time a future event will be completed.
On May 7 he will have lived there for 5 years.
At the end of this month his mother will have been a pensioner for 10 years.
When John gets home, Mary will have passed her exam.
2. If the future end point is a time by which some future event will be completed, the time expression by is used:
By the end of June he will have read all the books on the reading list.
I will have retired by the year 2020.
3. If the future end point is a time before which some future event will be completed, the time expression before is used:
Before John gets home, Mary will have already gone.Can I speak to Mary tomorrow at 9 a.m.? –I’m afraid that Mary will have gone to work long before then.
- Verbs tenses
- Present Tenses
- Present Simple Tense
- Present Continous Tense
- Present Perfect Tense
- Present Perfect Continuous Tense
- Past Tenses
- Past Simple Tense
- Past Continuous (Progressive) Tense
- Past Perfect Tense
- Future Tenses
- The Simple Future Tense
- Future Continuous Tense
- Future Perfect Tense
- Future Perfect Continous Tense
- Stative and dynamic verbs
- Transitive and intransitive verbs
- Reflexive verbs
- Full verbs and auxiliary verbs
- Modal verbs
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