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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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Double “will” or not

Please consider the following sentences: It is an act which will make the audience think that I (have/will have) used too much time. The man never wants to buy her the ring, which will leave ...
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Uncertain about future perfect

I'm trying to better acquaint myself with the future perfect tense, and I wanted to ask if the following sentence makes correct use of it: I believe the pressure to impeach President Trump would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 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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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 ...