Future Perfect Tense

We use the future perfect tense to show that an action will take place, or will be completed before another action or time in the future.

Subject Lessons:
Future Perfect Progressive
Verb Tenses Timeline

Subject Exercises:
Future Continuous vs Future Perfect Continuous
Future Perfect vs Perfect Continuous

All Tenses Exercises
Commonly Used Time Expressions
by then
by that time
by next year
the end of this year
next year
in two month

I will have graduated by the time you start school.
Our car will have done 20,000 miles by the end of the year.

Forming Future Perfect Tense

Affirmative FormSubject + will + have + verb3 + complement.
He will have finished the project by tomorrow.
Negative FormSubject + won't + have + verb3 + complement.
He won't have finished the project by tomorrow.
Question FormWill + subject + have + verb3 + complement ?
Will he have finished the project by tomorrow?
Negative QuestionWon't + subject + have + verb3 + complement?
Won't he have finished the project by tomorrow?


By this time next week, I will have received my diploma.
When will he have written your book? In six months?
She will have prepared the breakfast before we come back from swimming.
By the end of next week, Mr. Ross will have finished my new dress.
By the end of today Matt and Loyd will have stayed there for 48 hours.

Quick Exercise

Complete the following sentences using the Future Perfect Tense form of the verbs in brackets.

1. Next year Joe (live) in San Francisco for 20 years.

2. My sister (graduate) from the university when you meet her again.

3. Henry and Tina (get married) by the time it's summer.

4. My son (be born) by the time you come back from your trip.

5. I guarantee you he (not find) a job this time next year either.

6. I (finish) my homework by the time you eat so we can go out.

7. (have) the grand opening by the time I come back next week?

Correctness =
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