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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.
The most common way we create the future perfect tense is by using the modal auxiliary verb will + have + the past participle of the verb.
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future perfect

n.
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.

future perfect

adj
(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
n
(Grammar)
a. the future perfect tense
b. a verb in this tense

fu′ture per′fect


adj.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
perfect, perfect tense, perfective, perfective tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
Translations
Futur IIFuturum exaktum
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