Future Perfect Tense
Definition: The Future Perfect Tense is used to talk about actions that will be completed by a certain future time. For example, "He will have left before you go to see him". It shows a sense of completion of an action which will occur in future.
- Helping verbs "will have" or "shall have" are used in sentence.
- 3rd form of verb is used in sentence.
- Helping verb "will" is used with subject (you, they, it, he, she and names) whereas helping verb "shall" is used with subject (I and we).
Structure of Sentence
- Subject + helping verbs ("will have" or "shall have") + (3rd form of verb) + object
- He will have finished job.
- We shall have finished job.
- Subject + ("will not have" or "shall not have") + (3rd form of verb) + object
- To make negative sentence "not" is written between helping verbs "will have" or "shall have" in sentence.
- He will not have finished job.
- We shall not have finished job.
- Helping verb ("Will" or "Shall") + subject + helping verb ("have") + (3rd form of verb) + object
- Helping verb "Will" or "Shall" is placed at the beginning of sentence.
- Will he have finished job?
- Shall we have finished job?
- When will he have done his school work?
- The words "what, where, when, how, etc." will be used before "will" or "shall" in such kind of interrogative sentences.
Interrogative Negative Sentence
- Helping verb ("Will" or "Shall") + subject + not + helping verb ("have") + (3rd form of verb) + object
- Helping verb "Will" or "Shall" is placed at the beginning of the sentence and "not" is used after the subject.
- Shall we not have taken the tickets before the train arrives?
- Will students not have left the class before the teacher arrives?
Rule: Must put Question Mark (?) in the end of interrogative and negative interrogative sentences.
More Examples of Future Perfect Tense
- You will have built a house.
- I shall have bought a suit.
- By the end of this month I will have worked here for five years.
- He will not have written his notes.
- We shall not have decorated our room.
- They will not have sent the movie.
- Will they have shifted to a new home?
- Shall we have passed the examination?
- When will you have read this book?
Interrogative Negative Sentences
- Will he not have eaten pizza?
- Will they not have sent the movie?
- Shall I not have written my exercise by then?
List of all English Tenses
Below is list of all English tenses including the structure and explanation of usage of each tense:
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