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Future perfect or Past simple in colloquial?

Do you use the complex structure of Future perfect in colloqial speech or resort to simpler Past simple? The sentence: We're going to look for a place until the 2nd of June. Then we'll gather to ...
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What is the meaning of the “will already have…” structure?

I am wondering about the meaning of a sentence which includes the "will already have...." structure? The exact sentence is a part of IELTS practice test which says: " ....in today’s tutorial we’re ...
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Use of Perfect Tenses, depending on the position of the phrase 'the first time'?

Today, I AM WEARING ice skates for the first time (ever). Yesterday, I WORE ice skates for the first time (ever). Tomorrow, I WILL WEAR ice skates for the first time (ever). with the phrase ...
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Similarity between future perfect and future perfect continuous

I had an assignment given before some days. I tried to do it and got some answers right, but it was not satisfactory. Can you tell me the similarity between future perfect and future perfect ...
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Colloquial usage of past tense as future perfect

I have a Japanese friend who is learning English and recently posed me (a native speaker) a question that I am having trouble answering. The problem revolves around two statements: I was able to ...
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Different between future prefect vs simple future + until

what's different in meaning between these two sentences? The decorator will have painted the wall by Thursday. The decorator will paint the wall until Thursday. Does the second sentence mean the ...
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Why does Future Perfect Tense “sound” as though it didn't happen? [closed]

Consider these sentences: They will walk before breakfast. They will have walked before breakfast. The first sentence expresses an action that will end before another action occurs in the ...
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weird airport customs questions I had

I was going through the US border control in an airport a couple days ago and the customs officer asked me a question that was kind unexpected. I don't remember the question exactly but it definitely ...
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“Should have been” in Future II and Past

I'm trying to express, that at some point in the future something should have been removed from a collection, after a certain event has happened. The exact sentence, I used for this is (it's about ...
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Future Perfect with 2 events

I've been working through some future tenses exercises and I'm wondering about which of the following alternatives is correct: By the time I'm 30, I will have got married and will have moved out ...
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Tenses in sentences with more than two verbs

I´ve spent a fortune on swimming lessons. Next month I will have been training for three years and I don´t think I _______________(can) dive successfully when I go to Mexico this summer. If I thought ...
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What time do you use in the main clause if in the (temporal) subordinate there is future perfect

Is it correct to say: "when we will have built the statistical model, we will(would?) be able to obtain a more interesting result"? Which one of the two times should I use in the main clause?
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Future perfect for predictions?

I have seen a discussion regarding Harry Potter quotes, such as: Voldemort will not have made it easy to discover his hiding place. Which is said in a situation when Voldemort had hidden the thing ...
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Tomorrow it will have been a year since we came..why incorrect?

A native speaker (US) told me that this is not right: Tomorrow it will have been a year since we came. I keep wondering why is that? Is it not expressing that by that time (tomorrow) it will have ...
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Using future perfect with an adverb of the past

the sentence states Now some of you won't have been to Park Hill before , so let me explain about our facility would you please explain how the writer used future perfect with " before "
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Future perfect tense by example [closed]

Are the following sentences correct? Please correct me, if they are wrong. "I hope I'll have migrated immigrated to Australia when year 2018 will start." "I hope I'll have migrated immigrated to ...
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What tense uses the future perfect “will have + past participle” and then adds a present participle?

The sentence I don't think the leaves will have started changing colors yet. threw me for a loop today. I've been searching for hours, and I can't find anything close to a definitive answer on ...
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future perfect (will) for past events

She will not have minded much when Kenneth Clarke, a Tory grandee who is a former home secretary as well as chancellor, was picked up on a microphone this week calling her a “bloody difficult ...
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Past Perfect with the word “within”

My question is about the use of the Past Perfect Simple in the following excerpt: Back in 1995, when Bezos was shipping books from his garage, Pierre Omidyar, a software programmer, started coding a ...
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Why is “violated” being used as future perfect with a person as the object?

On Aviation StackExchange, I've seen these: I don't think you will be violated.. He was subsequently violated... Pilot [...] may now be violated for it. ... pilots have been violated... It seems ...
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When exactly are we looking back at the past from future. Is it at the start of the due time or at the end of the due time? [duplicate]

My question is simple and specific. Please look at the following What is the difference between I will submit the report by 5 pm tomorrow. I will have submitted the report by 5 pm tomorrow. ...
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What tense is “Having had…”? [closed]

This statement is from many 12-step recovery programs (primarily Alcoholics Anonymous): "Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to ...
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What tense is this is “will have had to have seen”? [duplicate]

I was making a table of the sentence "You must/have to see it." ("You see it.") in different tenses and moods in German with the English equivalent. I ended up writing these three sentences down (in ...
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Difference in meaning and use of future perfect forms

What is the difference in meaning and / or use between: I will have worked here for two years by this time next year. and I will have been working here for two years by this time next year. ...
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Simple Future vs Future Perfect [closed]

Mother: Have you completed your homework? 1. Son: I will complete my homework before 6 P.M. 2. Son: I will have completed my homework before 6 P.M. Are both sentences 1 and 2 correct? Which one is ...
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Future Perfect with a verb 'have'

I googled this question but didn't find any information about it. Can I use "I will have had something by 2016" when I want to say that I will own this when 2016 begin?
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Active or passive voice - which to use?

In my software, if for some reason the installation fails, I want to display a message. Which of these is correct? Some problem occurred. The installation cannot proceed. Some problem ...
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Use of 'must have' for obligation in the future

I have noticed there is a way of using 'must have' to denote finished obligation in the future - somewhat akin to the 'future perfect tense'. An example of what I mean: " I must have finished ...
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Usage of the future perfect tense: “… a year will have completed…” Is it correct? [closed]

Is the following sentence correct? By the end of September, a year will have completed for our friendship.
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It will be done at that point in the future vs It will have been done at that point

I am struggling with understanding the difference here: It will be done at that point in the future. It will have been done at point in the future. I know in theory what future perfect tense means ...
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May I have some examples of “future perfect continuous” from fiction or literature, with references? [closed]

Question says it all and again it should be from literature or fiction. I was told that the future perfect continuous does not exist. So I am looking for examples from “real published and acclaimed ...
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Usage of 'future perfect' versus 'future simple'

I have a question about the usage of the future perfect thingy: I know that it is used to talk about a completed action before a time in future, but is it wrong to use just plain future simple in this ...
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Can we use should /would and /could in Future perfect tense

I would have finished my home work by evening . He should have been more careful. Can these be used as future perfect tense ?
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Combining future perfect tenses in a sentence

Which is correct to say? On Valentines Day 2013 the iPhone will have been for sale exactly half as long as the iPod has been for sale. or On Valentines Day 2013 the iPhone will have been for ...
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Future perfect or Future perfect continuous in the following sentence?

I am not sure why this sentence is incorrect from tense's perspective. It is certain that the construction of the road will be completed by the winter of 2014. Also, according to my book its ...
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Future Perfect tense

I cannot understand the usage of this tense. For example, what does "I will have done this task" mean? Does it mean the effects of this task will be remaining in the future? On a more general note, ...
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Future Perfect with the preposition 'since'

I have a question regarding the future perfect tense and which prepositions go with it. Understandably, by, for, and in work very well with the future perfect. By friday, I will have been working ...
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The use of “will” in assumptions

We can use will for both past and future assumptions. But how do we differentiate if it refers to past assurance or future possibility? For example: You will know all about Rachel, of course. ...
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Why no Future Perfect in “At the end of the year there will be an exam on everything you've studied”?

At the end of the year there will be an exam on everything you've studied. I'm just wondering why not use the Future Perfect tense here, as in: At the end of the year there will be an exam on ...
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Specifying a moment in the future when something will happen

Is one of these phrases correct: as soon as I earn enough money as soon as I have earned enough money as soon as I'll earn enough money as soon as I'll have earned enough money or are all ...
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Past/Present tense in a conditional statement

I'm not an English speaker. Even though I do understand conditional statements that are written by others but when it comes to my turn I still feel confused and don't really know how to organize it. ...
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“Will be/would have been home tomorrow”

Which is correct? He promised that he will be home tomorrow. He promised that he would have been home tomorrow.
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“will have seen yesterday”

This is a part of a sentence: As many of you will have seen yesterday, . . . What does it mean? The words will and yesterday seem to be in contradiction. Is that a correct sentence?
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In what situation “you will have shown” can't be substituted with “you will show”?

My point is whether there is such a context, in which "you will show" would really change the meaning if it is substituted for "you will have shown".
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“Will have” vs. “Would have”

By the end of the year, I would have attended this school for five years. Of course, the "most" correct way of writing this would be: By the end of the year, I will have attended this school for ...
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Verb Forms and Their Usage

What is meant by "present perfect", "past perfect", and "future perfect" verbs? How can I identify them or know which is which?
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When should I use “Would”, “Would have”, “Will”, and “Will have”?

I hope someone, once and for all, can clarify (with examples) the difference in usage of will vs. would vs. would have vs. will have.
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Make “will have been going to go” correct

Is there a situation or question where the phrase will have been going to go is the best, most natural, or clearest response (or included in said response)? I'm asking this probably somewhat silly ...
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Future perfect progressive

When is the future perfect progressive used? I am trying to understand in which cases it should be used, but I cannot find any practice examples of sentences using that tense. I will have been ...