The Future Perfect Tense

The future perfect tense is only used in a few situations, but it's still good to know it. Here's how to make it.

Click here to learn about how to USE this tense.

The future perfect is made with the future simple of 'have' (will have) and the past participle. For regular past participles add 'ed' to the verb ('play' becomes 'played'). Click here to learn about irregular past participles.

Here's the positive:

By six pm tonight:

For the short form, we change will to 'll. But, when we are speaking, we also make 'have' shorter, so it sounds like I'll've finished (don't write this!). Here are some examples for you to listen to:

Click here for an exercise about the positive future perfect.

Here's the negative:

By next week,

Here's the short form. Listen to how I shorten 'have' when I'm speaking:

Here's an exercise about negative

To make the question, just put 'will' before the subject:

'Yes / no' questions:

By next year,

'Wh' questions:

Here's an exercise about the question form.

Here's an exercise about the positive, negative and question forms.
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