Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lesson 18: The Future Perfect Tense


The future perfect tense follows this Pattern:
  • WILL/SHALL + HAVE + past participle form of the verb

* Again, be careful when you are using the past participle form of an irregular verb since irregular verbs have different forms in the past tense and in the past participle tense. Lesson 19 displays 93 irregular English verbs in their past tense and past participle form.


The Future Perfect Tense is used to tell:

1.) An action which will begin in the future and will be completed before some future time.

  • I will have left the house by 7PM .
  • He will have eaten the cake when somebody will arrive.
  • We shall have taken the test before the class is over.
  • By the end of the month, I will have stopped from smoking.



Complete the following sentences using the future perfect tense of the verb.

1.) By this afternoon, _______________.

2.) Before the day is over, _______________.

3.) Before my retirement three years from now, _______________.

4.) By the time we finish reading this report, _______________.

5.) The rain _______________ before 6 o'clock today.

By the end of the month, _______________.

7.) Before the year is over, _______________.


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