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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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Mr. Sanders _______ on a business trip to Tokyo until the end of this week

Mr. Sanders _______ on a business trip to Tokyo until the end of this week, so he will not be able to complete the sales report as scheduled. A. would have been B. will be C. will have been ...
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“will build” vs. “will have built”—any difference?

My question is one I saw on a site it is.I want to know the difference between the sentences. By 2025, I think we will build a settlement on Mars. and By 2025, I think we will have ...
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The future perfect tense

Is the future perfect tense still common in English? If not how could I say this sentence instead? "I will have typed all the letters by next two hours."
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“Would have been given, I shall”; is it a valid construction?

I say Having been given something, I am ready to do something. to express that now I am ready to do something because I was given something else. However, I want to say that if in the future I am ...
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“will have avoided” vs. “will avoid” in the following context

Example with a context: Asked if France would join the United States in providing such equipment to the Ukrainian military, Hollande said "the option of negotiation, of diplomacy, cannot be ...
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How do I say something past/back in future?

I want to say something about future. But then, since that something does not exist, I want to refer it to the past! How do I say that? 10 amazing futuristic things I wish were real or 10 amazing ...
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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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“I will make you {write / written} this letter.”

I will make you write this letter. or I will make you written this letter. Which of these two sentences is correct? If both, please, tell me where to use each.
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what you should have accomplished

What you should have accomplished is ... I cannot say if this is talking about future , perfect future for instance, or it is about past tense , making guess about past events or third conditional. ...
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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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“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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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.
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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 which one and why?

By the time this quarter is over, you will have learnt much, and you WILL BE/ WILL HAVE BEEN one step closer your dream. Could anybody readily and kindly tell me which one and why? Thanks in ...
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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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Please explain “will have had”

Once I finish this pancake I will have had 5 pancakes. Would you kindly explain this kind of future perfect? It's a sort of future retrospective tense, where one is talking about a past tense that ...
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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' 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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Is this sentence correctly phrased?

He will have had the operation by may and should be a lot fitter then. Have I phrased the sentence correctly? By this sentence, what I understand is -He probably will do the operation- in future- by ...
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Have I correctly phrased this sentence in future perfect?

You will have painted the walls by now. Have I correctly phrased the sentence above? It may have two possible answers or explanation: You certainly have done it recently. You probably have ...
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Does anyone know the other reason for using future perfect here?

I wonder the reason why it has been here used FUTURE PERFECT! The building is hardly there to satisfy the needs of structure but, whatever its purpose or plan, structural needs will have had a ...
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Is “After the Japanese student graduate from …” grammatical?

I wonder if this sentence is correct, and is there a better alternative for this sentence. The sentence is: After the Japanese student graduate from the secondary school, he will have learnt 2000 ...
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Correct tense for sentence

For example in this sentence: If the club limited its membership, it will have to raise its dues. In this, first part of sentence is conditional and is a probable event for future. But I am not sure ...
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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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“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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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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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 ...