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Future Perfect Tense

The future perfect tense is formed with will have + past participle, as in, "I will have left by tomorrow" or "They will have been friends for a long time." The form stays the same no matter what subject you use.

We use the future perfect tense to talk about an action that will be completed sometime in the future. Usually this action will be completed before something else happens or by a certain time in the future. For example, we can say, "I will have graduated by the time I turn 18." This means that I will turn 18 in the future, and at some point before then, I will graduate in the future.

Here are some more examples of sentences using the future perfect tense:

He will have left by the time you get to his house.
Clarissa won't have finished getting her hair done by noon.
We will have been married for one year in October.
Will you have finished eating dinner by the time I arrive?

Future Perfect Tense Grammar Quiz

  1. She left on the airplane by this time tomorrow.

  2. By the end of 2009, the Rolling Stones will have for 42 years.

  3. Won't all the votes by the time the winner is announced?

  4. to Europe twice by the time we are 30.

  5. We won't the dog by the time his owner comes home.

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Future Perfect Tense Lessons:

This Decade in History

Being Late

Hanna

Birthdays

Keeping in Touch

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serenamikell

United States

Although, we rarely use future perfect tense in conversation, it is very important to learn it properly. Because whereever we use it, comes with high importance.

“Subject+ Will have + Past particible of the verb” Which is the general formulae for future perfect tense.

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09:41 PM Nov 16 2016 |

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moazoo7

moazoo7

Syrian Arab Republic

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10:27 AM Nov 23 2015 |

jennhoney_06

Colombia

I will have finished this lesson by the time I have my work interview in English!

04:36 PM Jul 17 2015 |

iftikhar659668

Pakistan

i will have got job before my degree.


we will have brought dress today before invitation.


you will have left this beg here i take it colleage today.


you won’t have entered in the class unitl teacher calls you to in.


will you have took your lunch before 2 pm.

06:59 AM Apr 12 2015 |

struggling

struggling

Tunisia

Simply this tense is used to link the occurence of two events in the future. Yet the event expressed in the future perfect should occur before the event expressed in the present.

04:18 AM May 03 2013 |

alx404

alx404

Switzerland

I’ve heard historians on BBC documentaries use the tense in a past context! 


(Which makes it even more useful to use). 


ex: ‘In 1870 he will have invented the steam roller’  (or whatever)

10:44 AM Dec 26 2012 |

dikt08

dikt08

Viet Nam

I will have girlfriend by the time the end of Eearth. ^^


 

12:18 AM Dec 25 2012 |

dikt08

dikt08

Viet Nam

How I can know the answer! I click to Go super to see the ans but don’t see nothing??


 

12:16 AM Dec 25 2012 |

Reaksa

Reaksa

Cambodia

I will try to study english

11:59 PM Nov 22 2012 |