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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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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'Will' vs 'Must'

He will have painted the walls by tomorrow. He must have painted the walls by yesterday. Does each one have two different connotations? So, if we have four different likelihood meanings, would ...
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“By the time” = “Before”?

By the time he comes, we will have already left. Have I correctly reworded the sentence above? Before he comes, we will have already left.
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Should as Future Perfect Modal

We say: "The installation should have finished by now" and we can say: "The installation will have finished by tomorrow" But what about this: "The installation should have finished by ...
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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 ...
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“No chance of finding him sober now; he will have been drinking all day.”

This sentence tells nothing about the future. "Will" here is used to describe what happened in the past / present. No chance of finding him sober now; he will have been drinking all day. Can you ...
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Future perfect: By that time, I will have possessed three cars. Will I still have them by then?

Reading an answer under this question, I found one interesting point: the use of the future perfect with the verb possess. My question is rather simple. Consider: By that time, I will have ...
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Would you explain this kind of future?

We can also use will be+verb-ing to make a prediction about something we believed to be the case now. You can't interrupt her now. She will be getting ready to go on stage, won't she? ..... I can ...
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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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Would you please explain readily the difference between these?

Once I make another cake, I will have possessed 3 cakes. Once I make another cake, I will possess 3 cakes. Would anybody possibly explain the difference between these? I would like to know clearly ...
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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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“be going to” in Future Perfect

I can say: By that time, I will have taken ten tests. I want to know, can I in Present Perfect substitute will with be going to? By that time, I am going to have taken ten tests.
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modal + perfect tense

“To speak truth, sir, I don’t understand you at all; I cannot keep up the conversation, because it has got out of my depth. Only one thing, I know: you said you were not as good as you should ...
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Understanding the future perfect

We can use the future perfect to say of something that it will have been done by a certain time in the future. Does it make sense to use this tense to tell about something by an undefined time in the ...
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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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How ofted do you use Future Perfect nowadays

How often do you use Future Perfect in the US and UK? How does it sound to you? I will have visited Asia by the time I am 30 years old. The mankind will have colonized Mars by 2030. For ...
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What is the difference between future perfect and future in the past?

It would be nice to buy a new car. It will have been nice to buy a new car. Please explain the difference between these.