Future Perfect Tense: Definition & Useful Examples in English 1

Future Perfect Tense: Definition & Useful Examples in English

The future perfect tense in English with future perfect examples. Learn the definition and how to form the future perfect tense with useful examples and ESL printable infographics.

Future Perfect Tense

Future Perfect Definition

The Future Perfect tense expresses an action that will occur in the future before another action or time in the future.

Forming Future Perfect Tense

Positive Statements | Future Perfect

SUBJECT WILL HAVE VERB (past participle) REST OF THE SENTENCE
I will have eaten by half past nine.
You will have eaten by half past nine.
He will have eaten by half past nine.
Tom will have eaten by half past nine.
The boy will have eaten by half past nine.
She will have eaten by half past nine.
Anna will have eaten by half past nine.
The girl will have eaten by half past nine.
We will have eaten by half past nine.
You will have eaten by half past nine.
They will have eaten by half past nine.
The children will have eaten by half past nine.

Notice how we use ‘will have’ and the past participle of the verb for all subjects.

Negative Statements | Future Perfect

SUBJECT WILL NOT HAVE VERB (past participle) REST OF THE SENTENCE
I will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
You will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
He will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
Tom will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
The boy will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
She will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
Anna will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
The girl will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
We will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
You will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
They will not have finished my assignment by Monday.
The children will not have finished my assignment by Monday.

Notice how we use ‘will not have’ and the past participle of the verb for all subjects.

Interrogative Statements / Questions | Future Perfect

WILL SUBJECT HAVE VERB REST OF THE SENTENCE
Will I have joined the course by Thursday?
Will you have joined the course by Thursday?
Will he have joined the course by Thursday?
Will Tom have joined the course by Thursday?
Will the boy have joined the course by Thursday?
Will she have joined the course by Thursday?
Will Anna have joined the course by Thursday?
Will the girl have joined the course by Thursday?
Will we have joined the course by Thursday?
Will you have joined the course by Thursday?
Will they have joined the course by Thursday?
Will the children have joined the course by Thursday?

Future Perfect Tense Chart

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