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#11 Future Perfect - The Tenses In English - English Free Test



I) An Introduction

This tense is used to express an act that is predicted to be finished within a certain span of time in the future. Such sentences are formed by 'will' + 'have' + 'past participle of the verb'.

Examples
  • You will have perfected your English by the time you come back from the U.S.
  • Will you have perfected your English by the time you come back from the U.S.?
  • You will not have perfected your English by the time you come back from the U.S.
Structure
[will have + past participle] --with 'will'
[am/is/are + going to have + past participle] ---with 'Be Going To'



II) Description

Using "Will"
Positive Negative Question
The film will have started by the time we get there.
The film will not (won't) have started by the time we get there Will the film have started by the time we get there?
I will have stopped I will not have stopped Will I have stopped?
You will have stopped You will not have stopped Will you have stopped?
We will have stopped We will not have stopped Will we have stopped?
They will have stopped They will not have stopped Will they have stopped?
He will have stopped He will not have stopped Will he have stopped?
She will have stopped She will not have stopped Will she have stopped?
It will have stopped It will not have stopped Will it have stopped?
Using "Be Going To"
Positive Negative Question
I am going to have stopped I am not going to have stopped Am I going to have stopped?
You are going to have stopped You are not going to have stopped We are not going to have stopped
They are going to have stopped They are not going to have stopped Are They going to have stopped?
He are going to have stopped He are not going to have stopped Is he going to have stopped?
She are going to have stopped She are not going to have stopped Is she going to have stopped?
It are going to have stopped It are not going to have stopped Is it going to have stopped?

III) Usages

Completed Action Before Something in the Future

The Future Perfect expresses the idea that something will occur before another action in the future. It can also show that something will happen before a specific time in the future.

Examples:
  • By next November, I will have received my promotion.
  • By the time he gets home, she is going to have cleaned the entire house.
  • I am not going to have finished this test by 3 o'clock.
  • Will she have learned enough Chinese to communicate before she moves to Beijing?
  • Sam is probably going to have completed the proposal by the time he leaves this afternoon.
  • By the time I finish this course, I will have taken ten tests.
  • How many countries are you going to have visited by the time you turn 50?

Notice in the examples above that the reference points (marked in italics) are in Simple Present rather than Simple Future. This is because the interruptions are in time clauses, and you cannot use future tenses in time clauses.

Duration Before Something in the Future (Non-Continuous Verbs)

With Non-Continuous Verbs and some non-continuous uses of Mixed Verbs, we use the Future Perfect to show that something will continue up until another action in the future.

Examples:
  • I will have been in London for six months by the time I leave.
  • By Monday, Susan is going to have had my book for a week.

Although the above use of Future Perfect is normally limited to Non-Continuous Verbs and non-continuous uses of Mixed Verbs, the words "live," "work," "teach," and "study" are sometimes used in this way even though they are NOT Non-Continuous Verbs.

REMEMBER No Future in Time Clauses

Like all future forms, the Future Perfect cannot be used in clauses beginning with time expressions such as: when, while, before, after, by the time, as soon as, if, unless, etc. Instead of Future Perfect,Present Perfect is used.

Examples:
  • I am going to see a movie when I will have finished my homework. Not Correct
  • I am going to see a movie when I have finished my homework. Correct
ADVERB PLACEMENT

The examples below show the placement for grammar adverbs such as: always, only, never, ever, still, just, etc.

Examples:
  • You will only have learned a few words.
  • Will you only have learned a few words?
  • You are only going to have learned a few words.
  • Are you only going to have learned a few words?
ACTIVE / PASSIVE
Examples:
  • They will have completed the project before the deadline. Active
  • The project will have been completed before the deadline. Passive
  • They are going to have completed the project before the deadline. Active
  • The project is going to have been completed before the deadline. Passive