Uses of Future Perfect Tense



Uses of Future Perfect Tense :



Future Perfect Tense is used in two different senses.

(a) To denote the completion of some event in future time

(b) To denote the completion of some event in past time

(a) He will have reached home before the rain sets in. (The reaching of home will be completed before the setting in of rain begins.)

(b) You will have heard (must have heard in some past time) the news already, so I need not repeat it.

It seems like a contradiction to make a Future Tense have reference to anything past. But the Future Tense here implies an inference. YOU WILL HAVE HEARD means I infer or believe that you have heard.

1. By this time next week we will have been married for 40 years.

2. If everything goes well, by June 2019, he will have finished his university degree.

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  1. Tenses in English Grammar
  2. Uses of Tenses
  3. Uses of Simple Present Tense
  4. Uses of Present Continuous Tense
  5. Uses of Present Perfect Tense
  6. Uses of Simple Past Tense
  7. Uses of Past Continuous Tense
  8. Uses of Past Perfect Tense
  9. Uses of Simple Future Tense
  10. Uses of Future Continuous Tense
  11. Historic Present Tense
  12. Graphic Present Tense
  13. Pluperfect Tense


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