How to Use the Future Perfect Tense

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Future Perfect Infographic 1: We use the future perfect to say 'how long' for an action that starts before and continues up to another action or time in the future. Usually we need 'for'. We can also use the future perfect continuous here so we often use the future perfect simple with stative verbs. If we use 'when', we usually need the present simple. Sometimes we could also use the present perfect in the same situation. But we like to use the future perfect to make the time an easy number. 2: We use the future perfect with a future time word, (and often with 'by') to talk about an action that will finish before a certain time in the future, but we don't know exactly when. Try some exercises about the future perfect here.
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