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Introduction

The Future Perfect tense is relatively straightforward to comprehend and apply. It discusses an event in the future that will be completed before another future point.

How to make the Future Perfect tense?

The structure of the Future Perfect tense is:
Future Perfect Tense | English for CLAT

Look at these example sentences in the Future Perfect tense:

Future Perfect Tense | English for CLAT

Contraction with Future Perfect

When using the Future Perfect tense in conversation, it's common to contract the subject and "will." Occasionally, the contraction extends to include the subject, "will," and "have" all together. 

Future Perfect Tense | English for CLAT

  • I'll have finished when you arrive.
  • She'll have forgotten everything.
  • They'll've had their dinner by then.

In negative sentences, we may contract with won't or won't've, like this:

  • Anthony won't have arrived by then.
  • They won't've finished the car tomorrow.

How to use the Future Perfect tense?

The Future Perfect tense expresses action in the future before another action in the future. This is the past in the future. For example:

The train will leave the station at 9am. You will arrive at the station at 9.15am. When you arrive, the train will have left.

Future Perfect Tense | English for CLAT

Look at some more examples:

  • You can call me at work at 8am. I will have arrived at the office by 8.
  • They will be tired when they arrive. They will not have slept for a long time.
  • "Mary won't be at home when you arrive." / "Really? Where will she have gone?"

You can sometimes think of the Future Perfect tense like the Present Perfect tense, but instead of your viewpoint being in the present, it is in the future:

Future Perfect Tense | English for CLAT

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