Definition of future perfect in English:

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future perfect


A tense of verbs expressing expected completion in the future, in English exemplified by will have done.
Example sentences
  • Translate future perfects with ‘will have’ or as simple future tense in English.
  • As with the other perfect tenses, the future perfect is formed by combining the auxiliary verb ‘haber’ with the past participle.
  • The perfect verbal forms function here as future perfects, indicating future actions which will precede chronologically the action expressed by the main verb in the preceding line.

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