Future Perfect Tense

Future Perfect Tense :

Read the following paragraph.

The Kapoors will have reached the cottage by tomorrow. We will call them up then. I am sure, Mrs Kapoor will have started unpacking while the children will have run out to explore the surroundings. Mr Kapoor will have covered his car with the tarpaulin - he is always so worried about keeping the car dust free!

All the words that are in bold are in the future perfect tense. As you can see, the future perfect tense is used to describe an action that will be completed by a particular point of time in the future.

The future perfect tense is formed by using will / shall, have and the past participle of the verb.

1. By the time the train starts, all the passengers will have taken their seats.

2. Let us plan to meet for dinner, by then I will have completed my assignment.

3. By this time next year, she will have learnt at least twenty new songs.

4. Place the pots under the sun, by the evening, the paint will have dried up.

5. Pankaj is so interested in astronomy that by the time he becomes an adult, he will have read all the books on this subject.

6. By this time tomorrow, the teacher will have spoken to him about the grades.

7. Buy new batteries on your way back home. The old batteries will have run down by then.

8. By the end of this season, Rohan will have played fifty games in his team.

9. Set the timer for one hour. The chicken roast will have cooked by then.

10. By two o’ clock tomorrow, I will have painted the whole house.

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