Questions tagged [future-perfect]

For questions about the future perfect, which is will/shall + have + the past participle of the main verb.

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I will <do> <have done> the work by 5 o’clock

1. I will do the work by 5 o’clock. It means that we will be able to say "I'm doing the work." at some moment before 5 o'clock inclusive. That is we don't mean the work will already be done/finished ...
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“someone will have arrived yesterday” - Future Perfect Tense in the past?

If they’re following their schedule, they will have arrived yesterday. Yesterday? But yesterday is not a part of the future? I'm confused now.
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“The chicken will have been cooking for an hour” - makes sense?

I've heard that sentence here, as an example for the future perfect continuous. The chicken will have been cooking for an hour. The chicken is the subject, does it cook itself? Is it possible to ...
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Future Perfect about Past

I heard we could say The Future Perfect Tense You will have read in the newspapers about the conclusion of this agreement. meaning You must have read in the newspapers about the conclusion of ...
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is “if i knew you were ill , i would have visited you” grammatically correct?

i wanted to know if it's okay to use future perfect (using WOULD not WILL) with Past Simple. i wanted to say if i knew he was ill at a point in the past , i will visit him at this point in the past.
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Future Perfect with the perfect infinitive

We have a sentence: I will have wanted to have gone to the party by the evening. The problem is I don't know which verb the "by the evening" relates to. If it goes for "will have wanted" then it'...
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Is the Future Perfect sentence correct?

Does the next sentence have sense and is it correct? We will have decided to have arrived by 9 pm? We can say: I will have come by Monday. It's Future Pefect - an action before some moment in ...
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Future Perfect vs Future Perfect Continuous

While continuing on my quest to learn tenses.... How is the meaning of 1 and 2 different ? Don't they both mean the same thing ? I will have studied for two hours by the time she calls me ...
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What is the difference between “I will write the letter tomorrow” and “I will have written the letter tomorrow”?

What is the difference between "I will have written the letter tomorrow" and "I will write the letter tomorrow"?
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How can I identify tenses in passive forms?

What tense is used in the sentence: "You will be amazed" If it is the future perfect tense then the rules on the internet say in order to form the future perfect tense one must use will + have + ...
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I will have been staying there for good after I passed the exam.(future perfect continuous)

Let's say you were asked what are your plans in the future. Then you answered, to live in the U.S.A for the rest of your life after you passed an exam. You say: 1)I will have been staying in the ...
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Is the Future Progressive suitable in this construction?

I have come across the following construction in which the examiner used the Future Progressive Tense. Isn't it right to use the Future Perfect Tense? By 2150, the world's population will be ...
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“Will Jay have left work already?”: the future perfect

It's said that the future perfect (will + have + past participle) is used to say that something will be completed by a particular time, as in By next summer I'll have finished my degree. But ...
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Can you say it's A found

Can you say A found... that house was a found... it was a real bargin. Or is only A find correct here? Is there any instance that you could say "A found"
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Will already finished vs. will already been finished

Situation: At present, I am currently playing COC (Clash of Clan), then I go to sleep, then I wake up. I want to ask what is the difference between these two: After I wake up, the tower that I am ...
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'Will be' vs 'will have been done' by [deadline]

I don't think there is any difference, either in choice of grammar or meaning, between, e.g., 'Everything will be done by Tuesday.' 'Everything will have been done by Tuesday.' except for the ...
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Future Perfect and Future Continuous with present reference

I came across this dialogue: Is it too late to call them? Do you think they'll have gone to bed yet? Knowing them, they won't have finished their dinner yet. They'll be watching a film. My ...
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What kind of conditional form is this sentence?

"I will have failed if I haven’t given you the confidence and desire to explore further ..." This sentence is from a book "Make Your Own Neural Network". This is not the only one, here are some ...
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future vs future continuous

The movie about the cursed child would have been made by 2020. Or The movie about the cursed child would be made by 2020. I want to know which of the sentences will hold good if the movie was to ...
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How to say a interrogative sentence of future perfect tense?

You will have worked tonight. Which auxiliary verb should I change to before subject? will or will have?
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Is can+have+V3 by some time in future possible? [duplicate]

I've found some questions here about the can+have+V3 possibility when speaking about possible situations in the past. But there was nothing said about future perfect usage, and I wonder if we can use ...
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Future perfect continuous in the following answers

Conversation 1 John: Will we be delayed here in Boston for long? Dave: I'm afraid so. The train _____ the station for an hour. a. won't have left b. won't be left c. won't be leaving d. ...
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What tense are “I will have been given the money by then” and “I will be given the money tomorrow”?

"I will have been given the money by then" "I will be given the money tomorrow" I'm studying tenses/aspects right now and I realize I could just use similar sentences in future perfect such as "I ...
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What is the correct grammar to use with future perfect tense

I have the following sentence: After you'll have listened to the talk you’ll be an expert on debugging CD related issues like DOM and bindings updates and will be able to architect performance ...
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Which future tense is correct here?

I have the following sentence: Conventional light bulbs will be replaced with energy-saving alternatives by 2020. According to my book, the next sentence is also correct: Conventional light ...
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“Will be” vs “Will have been”

By 2030, New well-paid jobs ______ available. ("will be" or "will have been"?) I'm not really sure if will have been is the right answer here. I mean this isn't a completed action so wouldn't "will ...
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Should I write “expertise I will have gained” or “expertise I have gained”?

"Using the teachings, skills and expertise I have gained through this course I’d like to produce..." Do I need to add "I will have gained here" or rather not? Even though skills are not yet acquired,...
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Can I convey the information about the future experience in this way?

Sentence: It might be the worst thing you will have ever heard (I anticipate that his experience of listening to some tunes in the future might be the worst thing that he have ever heard) Can I ...
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'Went' vs 'have all gone' vs 'goes' after a future perfect clause

He will have waited there until the lights went out. He will have waited there until the lights have all gone out. He will have waited there until the lights goes out. Are those sentences ...
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“until it made him sick” vs. “until it makes him sick”

I saw one phrase: He will have eaten it until it made him sick. Why don't we say ...until it makes him sick? I saw this rule under Time words with no future forms: by the time, until, as soon as, ...
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Future pluperfect

Has anyone encountered the future pluperfect before?? I knew a dishonest landlord who knew a dishonest constable. She hadn't yet served a deadbeat tenant with legal notice, but she said "don't worry,...
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Using “BY”, “UNTIL” and “TILL” with Future Perfect tense

Is it correct to state that "by" is used with Future Perfect tense in affirmative sentences, and "until" / "till" are interchangeable and used only in negative statements? And what about ...
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Future Perfect Progressive - In what case is it necessary?

I wonder how is Future Perfect Progressive (will have been doing) useful, as I'm feeling that Future Perfect Simple is enough in almost all scenarios. Like By the end of this year, I will have ...
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What is the meaning of this future perfect sentence?

Sentence: By The end of thirty years, I will have travelled to Europe? After 30 years, What is the exact location of me?
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Translating future statements

I've translated the next sentences: A brother of my friend's will have finished university by the summer and he is looking forward to teaching at school. Tomorrow he'll be working all the day and we'...
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future perfect vs future simple [closed]

I have the following exercise on translating sentences. I've written the next sentences: By the time they finish talking, the lesson will have been over, Nick will have had a shower and will have ...
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He will has written the essay or He will have written the essay (Future Perfect Tense)

I am not a native speaker of English. I am in the learning phase. Yesterday my teacher was teaching about Future Perfect Tense and he said that there are some helping verbs which cannot be preceded by ...
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Is this sentence correct? Present Perfect in the future

I was going to close my claim after I have worked for this new company for at least one month Is this sentence grammatically correct, I'm not sure about the "have worked" part?
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It will be or it will have been

Please tell me what the difference between the following sentences is Tomorrow it will be ten years since we moved in. Tomorrow it will have been ten years since we moved in. Thank you.
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Is a time expression always necessary with the future perfect?

I've been struggling with the following sentence: A: Let's meet at 4 PM tomorrow B: Ok. No problem. I'll have had lunch so It's fine with me The question is: Is a time expression like "By ...
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How to use “after” with verb?

I'm not sure which is the correct one in the following sentences. 1: I'm going to go for a walk with him after he finished his work. 2: I'm going to go for a walk with him after he has finished ...
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I will have offended every breathing entity

It doesn't occur to me that I haven't exactly showered him with love and adoration and overt affection, nor does it occur to me that within five seconds I will have offended every breathing entity ...
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Differentiate Perfect Tenses of Verbs [closed]

Could anyone please differentiate the Present Perfect, Present Past, and Present Future tense of verbs. Thanks.
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“would have been cause” or “would have been caused”

Can I change "would have been cause" to "would have been caused"? If not, please explain. Does the word cause refer to noun? This would have been cause to doubt that divine favour has been bestowed ...
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Usage of future perfect with 'by then'

What is the difference between A) By then, you will have shown what you meant to do since the beginning. B) By then, you will show what you meant to do since the beginning. Is B grammatically ...
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“By this time next week, I” + “will have worked” or “will work”?

By this time next week, I will have worked on this project for twenty days. By this time next week, I will work on this project for twenty days. Do they both mean the same? If not, what is the ...
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Future forms - which tense is good?

I am very confused using future tenses to described situation will be completed at some time in the future. Let's say that I see that workers are building a highway and I can say to a friend: The ...
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“I am excited I'll play against Federer tomorrow/next week.” Weird sentence?

I am being taught by a teacher who is a non native speaker. Her boyfriend comes from an English-speaking country. The problem is that she asked him whether the following sentences are correct: I am ...
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Is — where will I have left my keys? — grammatical?

Where will I have left my keys? Is this structure grammatical and used? I'm trying to say something like where did I leave my keys? but using will.
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Which sentence is most appropriate? “Next year Anny and I {will have been / will be} married for 25 years”

Which sentence would be most appropriate? Next year Anny and I will have been married for 25 years. Next year Anny and I will be married for 25 years. (this sentence came out of a grammar book. I ...