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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

Keeping in Touch

Birthdays

Hanna

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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 |

sapindra

sapindra

Nepal

i will have loved someone by the time of the year

12:55 AM Oct 11 2012 |

mandaandani

Indonesia

i will have worked as a vice president before i turn 30


they will have built their own company 3 years again


my dad will have brought us to go abroad by the time we start our school next summer

03:05 AM Oct 01 2012 |

mandaandani

Indonesia

i will have hurt him by the time he hurts me someday!! hmmm hahahahaa

07:49 AM Sep 30 2012 |

mandaandani

Indonesia

by the time i’m married someday, i would have took a master degree before .. 

07:42 AM Sep 30 2012 |

yesimsure24

Ukraine

Will I have had a car by the time I turn 18?

10:03 AM Aug 31 2012 |