Future Perfect Simple


Objectives of today’s lesson:

In this lesson, Learn English with Julia presents to you “Future Perfect Tense”, in order for you to:

  • learn the future perfect tense or the future perfect simple
  • see future perfect examples
  • complete future perfect exercises
  • go over the future perfect tense formula


Video Script:

Hello and welcome back!

Let’s discover another tense together today!

Let’s do the future perfect.

Now as you can see here we can choose between two forms.
We can either go for “will”, so will + have + the past participle or “to be” conjugated in the simple present followed by “going to” + have + the past participle.

So let’s see that in practice.

Positive form: You can either say “I will have learned” or “I am going to have learnt”.

In the negative form you will say “I will not have learned” or “I won’t have learned” or “I am not going to have learned” or “I’m not going to have learned”

The question form: “Will I have learned? or “Am I going to have learned?”

And the negative interrogative/question forms of course: “Won’t I have learned?” “Will I not have learned?” or: “Am I not going to have learned?

Now let’s look at the use. When do I need the future perfect?

– I can use it for an action that finishes before another action in the future. For instance: “By the time I complete this course I will have learned a lot about grammar.
– Or for a duration of an action before another in the future. For instance: “I will have been a student for many years by the time I graduate”

So all these signal words are very useful if you wish to use this tense: by the time, by Friday, by next month, in…, when…. and so on

So in the classroom there is nothing in particular today. Just watch out for the different components. Make sure that you’re using these three elements or more in this alternative structure. And watch out for the spelling of your irregular past participles and their pronunciation.

So there’s a video on phonetics which I recommend you watch!


Grammar Quiz:


Keywords listed in English:

  • future perfect tense or future perfect simple
  • past participle
  • signal words or adverbs of time

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