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future perfect tense
We use the future perfect tense to say that something will finish or be completed at a specific point in the future. We also often include durations of time to indicate how long something has been happening once a future moment in time is reached.
In addition, we can use the future perfect tense to make a present prediction about something that we believe has or should have happened in the past.
A verb tense that expresses action completed by a specified time in the future and that is formed in English by combining will have or shall have with a past participle.
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(Grammar) denoting a tense of verbs describing an action that will have been performed by a certain time. In English this is formed with will have or shall have plus the past participle
a. the future perfect tense
b. a verb in this tense
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1. of or designating a verb tense or form indicating that the action or state expressed by the verb will be completed by or extend up to a time in the future, and consisting in English of will have followed by a past participle, as will have finished in I will have finished it by then.n.
2. the future perfect tense.
3. a form in this tense.
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|Noun||1.||future perfect - a perfective tense used to describe action that will be completed in the future; "`I will have finished' is an example of the future perfect"|
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