future perfect tense


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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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Noun1.future perfect tense - 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)
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The future perfect tense is formed with will have + past participle and expresses an action or condition that will be completed before another action in the future.
The translation reads well; however, I noticed that the German idiom of expressing probability by using the future perfect tense is often translated literally.
the future perfect tense, possible in the English language as in German, reflects on the past from a point yet to happen.