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

SUBJECTWILL HAVEVERB (past participle)REST OF THE SENTENCE
Iwill haveeatenby half past nine.
Youwill haveeatenby half past nine.
Hewill haveeatenby half past nine.
Tomwill haveeatenby half past nine.
The boywill haveeatenby half past nine.
Shewill haveeatenby half past nine.
Annawill haveeatenby half past nine.
The girlwill haveeatenby half past nine.
Wewill haveeatenby half past nine.
Youwill haveeatenby half past nine.
Theywill haveeatenby half past nine.
The childrenwill haveeatenby half past nine.

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

Negative Statements | Future Perfect

SUBJECTWILL NOT HAVEVERB (past participle)REST OF THE SENTENCE
Iwill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
Youwill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
Hewill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
Tomwill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
The boywill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
Shewill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
Annawill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
The girlwill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
Wewill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
Youwill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
Theywill not havefinishedmy assignment by Monday.
The childrenwill not havefinishedmy 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

WILLSUBJECTHAVEVERBREST OF THE SENTENCE
WillIhavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
Willyouhavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
Willhehavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
WillTomhavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
Willthe boyhavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
Willshehavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
WillAnnahavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
Willthe girlhavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
Willwehavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
Willyouhavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
Willtheyhavejoinedthe course by Thursday?
Willthe childrenhavejoinedthe course by Thursday?

Future Perfect Tense Chart

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