Future Perfect Simple Tense

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After a five day break, we’re back at Language Bug HQ creating articles for you reading pleasure. Today, we’re going to go back to the English Grammar subject, and we’re going to talk about one of the few remaining tenses we’ve yet to cover: The Future Perfect Simple Tense.

What Is The Future Perfect Simple Tense? What is The Future Perfect Simple Tense Used For?

The Future Perfect Simple Tense is quite complicated, but we will explain it in simple terms.

If you want to talk about the future, you use a future tense. If you want to talk about an event that has already happened, you use a past tense.

What if you want to talk about some time in the future, when an event has already happened?

You use the Future Perfect Simple Tense.

How Do I Use The Future Perfect Simple Tense?

Simple. The construction is this:

I will have run a marathon.

Subject + will + have + verb (in the past tense.)

This means that in the future, you will have done an action which has been completed.

What Are Some Pronunciation Issues With The Future Perfect Simple Tense?

Contractions are a big problem with this tense. Native speakers can contract I + will into I’ll. They can also contract Will + Have into Will’ve. In colloquial speech, you might hear “I’ll’ve,” so be sure to listen out!

What Are Some Examples Of The Future Perfect Simple Tense?

I will have run a marathon.

You will have jumped down the steps.

She will have danced at the ball.

He will have hunted a deer.

They will have gone to the shops.

We will have decided what to eat.


This should help you learn the Future Perfect Simple Tense!


Other Articles in the English Grammar Series:

Past Simple Tense.
Past Progressive Tense
Present Simple Tense.
Present Progressive Tense.
Present Perfect Simple Tense
Present Perfect Progressive Tense
Past Perfect Simple Tense
Past Perfect Progressive Tense
Future Simple Tense
Going To Tense
Future Perfect Simple Tense (This Article!)

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