Put the verbs into correct forms
OK, we _______ (leave) you here and _______ (pick) you up in two hours when we _______ (get) back from the town centre.
My answer and analysis:
OK, we will leave you here and will have picked you up in two hours when we get back from the town centre.
I see it talks about the future
Though the expression (by the time we get back) is not mentioned, it is understood or implied that the action of (picking you up) will be completed when we get back. (when you get back after two hours)
In two hours = within two hours in advance OR by the time of two hours end.
Is my analysis correct?
The point I wanted to ask about is:
Is it possible to use the future perfect when the phrase ( by the time) is missing OR if it is possible replaced by when ?
Consider the following example from the book "English Grammar: A University Course By Angela Downing"
The proramme will have ended long before we get back.
( by the time replaced by before......)
So why by the time is not possible to be replaced by when ?
I really mixed in the question I answered ( the future perfect = not correct because the man can't be picked up unless we reach .. If someone else ( not us ) will pick him it is possible