The Future Perfect Tense

The Future Perfect Tense

The Future Perfect Tense

We use this tense to indicate that an event or action would have been completed sometime in the future.

This tense is formed using “will + have” plus the past participle of the verb either regular or irregular.

 

When do we use the tense?

(1) To talk about an action that will finish before a time in the future, but don’t know exactly when.
“By 9pm I will have finished my laundry.”
“By the time I am 50, I will have retired.”

 

Affirmative

 

Pattern:

Subject + Will + Have + Past participle of the verb ( regular or irregular )

 

Example:

I will have arrived by the time you wake up.
You will have finished your book report by this time next Sunday.
He will have eaten everything on the dinner table by then.

 

Negative

 

Pattern:

Subject + Will + Have not + Past participle of the verb ( regular or irregular )

 

Example:

I won’t have arrived by the time you wake up.
You won’t have finished your book report by this time next Sunday.
He won’t have eaten everything on the dinner table by then.

 

Interrogative/Question ( Affirmative )

 

Pattern:

Will + Subject + Have + Past participle of the verb ( regular or irregular )

 

Example:

Will I have arrived by the time you wake up?
Will you have finished your book report by this time next Sunday?
Will he have eaten everything on the dinner table by then?

 

Interrogative/Question ( Negative )

 

Pattern:

Will + Not + Subject + Have + Past participle of the verb ( regular or irregular )

 

Example:

Won’t I have arrived by the time you wake up?
Won’t you have finished your book report by this time next Sunday?
Won’t he have eaten everything on the dinner table by then?

 

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