What time are we talking about in “She’ll have bought a new mobile/cellphone yesterday”?

I encountered this sentence when I was learning another language. I have never used such a sentence in English nor seen one, but it seems it exists. What idea does this sentence trying to convey? What time should we relate to? Answer Days of Future Passed In English we normally call this construction the future … Read more

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 going to discuss the essays that you have to submit by the end of next week. Some of you will have already … Read more

Why does Future Perfect Tense “sound” as though it didn’t happen?

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 future. No issues with that. The second sentence must also express the same information. But somehow it seems to me that it conveys a past action … Read more

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 was past perfect tense or future perfect tense because it contained something like “how long have you stayed in … Read more

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 already (in the past). But I am thinking – if I did not know the context, I could think that … Read more

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 been a year…, i.e. expressing that something will have finished, in this case “being for less … Read more

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 “ Answer That won’t does not signify futurity: it’s an ‘epistemic’ use of will to signify inferential certainty. Compare: A: … Read more

Future perfect tense by example

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 Australia in the next 3 months.” “I hope I’ll have migrated immigrated to Australia by the time year 2018 starts.” I look forward … Read more

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 the question. At first glance it looks like it’s simply Future Perfect. That can’t be right, though, because the timing … Read more