Future Perfect Tense
timeline, form, uses

Future Perfect Tense structure, uses, timeline​

The Future Perfect tense is used to express that an action in the future will be completed before another action in the future. Below we’ll explore the Future Perfect Tense timeline, form, uses, with examples.

TO FORM THE FUTURE PERFECT

The Future Perfect tense is formed using: 
– modal auxiliary ‘will’
– auxiliary ‘have’
– main verb in the Past Participle form (verb base +d / ed / irregular)

Future Perfect Tense

affirmative: subject + will + have + verb
negative: subject + will + not + have + verb
question: will + subject + have + verb
negative question: will + subject + not + have + verb

Forms in the Future Perfect of the verb to arrive

affirmative

I will have arrived
you will have arrived
he/she/it will have arrived
we will have arrived
you will have arrived
they will have arrived

negative

I will not have arrived
you will not have arrived
he/she/it will not have arrived
we will not have arrived
you will not have arrived
they will not have arrived

questions

will I have arrived?
will you have arrived?
will he/she/it have arrived?
will we have arrived?
will you have arrived?
will they have arrived?

negative questions

will I not have arrived?
will you not have arrived?
will he/she/it not have arrived?
will we not have arrived?
will you not have arrived?
will they not have arrived?

FUTURE PREFECT TENSE USES

to express that an action in the future will be completed before another action in the future
She will have cooked dinner by the time the guests arrive.
He will have finished his homework before bedtime.
I will have been in Paris for 2 years by the time my contract expires.

to express that an action will be finished sometime in the future using a specific time
The exam will have finished by 11.30 a.m.
Will the gathering have broken up by 5 p.m.?

Contracted auxiliary verbs

Auxiliary verbs are often contracted, especially in spoken and informal written language.

Future Perfect Tense timeline, form uses

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