Future Perfect

Practice talking about finished actions in the future with the future perfect tense.

The Future Perfect is used to talk about an action that will be completed at a certain point in the future. You can make it with ‘will have + + past participle (*pp).


What you need to know about the future perfect


How to make the future perfect tense

What the future perfect mean

How to use the future perfect

Practice making the future perfect tense


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How do you make the future perfect tense?



What does the Future Perfect mean?


When you use the Future Perfect you want to talk about an action that is predicted to be completed at a certain point/ time in the future.


Here is what the Future Perfect looks like on a timeline.


Future Perfect Timeline

How do I use the Future Perfect?


Action completed before a point in the future

Keywords: by the time, when, already


  • By the time I finish dinner, you will have arrived home already.

  • By the time I complete my Master’s degree, I will have studied for 2 years.

  • Unfortunately, we won’t have finished the project in time for the grand opening.



Practice making the future perfect tense




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