Future Perfect Tense (Usage, Formula & Examples)

Future perfect tense is used to express the action that will be completed in future at some time. For example, I will have studied the French language.

Signal Words

  • by next year
  • by the end of next month

Structure / Formula

Positive Sentences

Subject + will + have+ Past participle

Examples of positive sentences

  • He will have locked the door.
  • She will have studied the grammar rules.

Negative Sentences

We add ‘not’ after the auxiliary verb to make the sentence negative.

Subject + will + not + have+ Past participle

Examples of negative sentences.

  • He will not have locked the door.
  • She will not have studied the grammar rules.

Question Sentences

To make the question, auxiliary verb come at the start of the sentence and question mark at the end.

Will + subject + have+ past participle +?

Examples of question sentences.

  • Will he have locked the door?
  • Will she have studied the grammar rules?

Usage

Usage Example
To express an action that will be completed before some stated time in future.I will have taken tea by 7 o’clock.
To show time expressions: by then, until.They will not have finished their work until then.

Example Sentences

  • By the end of this year, I will have completed my degree.
  • She will have gone to the market by 7 o’clock.
  • The children will have studied grammar lessons.
  • The farmers will have sown the crops.
  • The passengers will have reached their destination.
  • By the end of next month, I will have traveled to Venice.
  • I will have taken the exam.
  • Tom will have completed his degree before January begins.
  • She will not have made this mistake.
  • The rain will have stopped before we reach home.
Future Perfect Tense
Future Perfect Tense