Future Perfect Tense Examples

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The future perfect tense is used to describe events in the future. Despite the fact that this tense is hardly used in ordinary conversation, it is still necessary to know it.

Here are some examples.

Future Perfect Tense Examples

Examples of Affirmative sentences

Construction of an affirmative sentence for the future perfect tense:

Subject + will + have + past participle + object.

Future Perfect affirmative construction

Examples of future perfect tense:

  • She will have married on Friday.
  • Margaret will have married Jerome by then.
  • Mom will have cooked our favourite meal.
  • I‘ll have finished when you arrive.
  • She‘ll have forgotten everything.
  • They will have painted the fence.
  • Linda will have left before you get there.
  • Robert will have read various kinds of books.
  • In June he’ll have lived here for 3 years.
  • The workers will have finished all the repairs when we return from our vacation.

Examples of negative sentences

Negative sentence construction for future perfect tense:

Subject + will + nothave + past participle + object.

Future Perfect negative construction

Examples of future perfect tense:

  • I will not have been at home when you come.
  • I will not have eaten by then.
  • Henry will not have run by ten o’clock.
  • Anthony won’t have arrived by then.
  • I won’t have written all the reports by next week.
  • They will not have finished decorating the float before the parade.
  • I will not have attended the program because of my busy schedule.
  • You will not have perfected your English by the time you come back from the U.S.
  • I won’t have saved money for a new car.
  • I will not have painted the whole garage by the time you get here.

Examples of questions

Question construction for the future perfect tense:

Will + subject + have + past participle + object?

Future Perfect question construction

Examples of future perfect tense:

  • When will we have left Japan?
  • Will the plant have grown by then?
  • Will Mom have cooked our favourite meal?
  • When will I have done enough work to make her happy?
  • Will you have gone to bed when I get back?
  • Will you have eaten lunch already when we arrive?
  • Will you have gone to the concert of the realistic songs before I come?
  • What will you have done by the end of today?
  • Will she have gotten her passport by then?
  • Will you have eaten when I pick you up?

Read the detailed article on the future perfect tense.

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