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Future Perfect Tense

Verbs describing actions that will take place in the future are said to be in the future tense.  The future perfect tense is used for an action that will be completed sometime in the future before another action.


By the time you arrive, we will have finished the meal and the speeches.
I will have read every magazine in the waiting room before I see the dentist.

The future perfect tense is one for four future tenses.  They are:
The 4 Future Tenses Example
simple future tense I will go
future progressive tense I will be going
future perfect tense I will have gone
future perfect progressive I will have been going
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Glossary of grammatical terms

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