The Future Perfect Tense

Future Perfect Tense

A 2-part episode where I first go into detail on some advice when it comes to making resolutions and goals for the year. In the second half of the episode, I get personal and look at my year and plans in some detail. Enjoy the last episode of the year with me. Happy New Year!

The Rules

Subject + will have + past participle verb (verb 3)

They will have built a skyscraper by January (anytime between now and January)
They will finish the skyscraper in January – Specific time (January)


What will you have done by the end of 2021?

Example: I will have climbed 2 mountains. I intend to have finished my degree.

Leave your plans and practice in the comments!

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3 thoughts on “#90 The Future Perfect Tense”

  1. Hello Michael
    I have been listening to your podcast since July and I really enjoyed it.
    I am so lucky to have you in my education.
    I have a question, what are the difference between future perfect tense and future perfect continuous tense ?

    1. Hi Malak. Firstly, thanks for listening for quite a while already! I really appreciate that and I’m glad you enjoy it.
      The difference between perfect simple and perfect continuous is similar for all tenses.
      The form is like this:

      Simple: I will have been sat in traffic for 2 hours by then.
      Continuous: I will have been sitting in traffic for 2 hours by then.

      Usually, the meaning doesn’t change too much. The main difference is that continuous form emphasises the length of time. It’s good to use it for things that take a longer time.

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