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Future perfect continuous with the past reference

B: I suppose most people will have been watching the Eurovision Song Contest on TV when it happened. [used but not standard] I suppose they will be eating dinner now. I suppose they will have been ...
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Future perfect vs present perfect

In my opinion, I'd say it is possible to say, "...hasn't started yet." given that the speaker is really sure that the lecturer hasn't arrived yet, or the lecture hasn't started yet. I'm ...
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Future perfect vs present perfect

The second speaker would only say He hasn't started yet if they knew that for a fact. He won't have started yet expresses a belief that the lecturer has probably not started his talk..
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Can we use present simple to make another future point for future perfect continuous?

I think OP's... 1: I will have been teaching for 20 years by then ...is pointlessly complex compared to... 2: I will have taught for 20 years by then ...so I was a bit surprised to see that #1 above ...
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