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I can differentiate which would be used in sentences, but I can't quite pinpoint the difference between these. So I went online and tried a quiz from the British Council and I can't quite figure out why

"I promised my teacher, I would have finished the homework by Monday."

Can't be:

"I promised my teacher, I will have finished the homework by Monday."

It would be a great help if anyone could help me define the lines between will, would have, and would (in a general sense, like tense-wise), and also why will have is wrong in that context.

  • the phrases strike my American ears as wrong. Should they be: "I would have the homework finished by Monday" and "I will have the homework finished by Monday"? – Ron Jensen Jul 9 at 3:06

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