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          Future-Perfect Tense

Future-perfect tense verbs express actions that will have occurred or conditions that will have been at a specific time in the future.  They can also express actions that will have occurred or conditions that will have been before another future action or condition.

            The future perfect tense is created with the auxiliary verbs

         will have plus a past participle.                   .


               Raul will have lived in Wisconsin for ten years when he moves back to

                        Kentucky. 
               By next week, the builders will have finished the renovation.

               Next year, she will have been a police officer for twenty five years.

               By the time their youngest child is in college, Leticia and Alfie will have been

                       together for thirty years.

               By the time Steven graduates, he will have thrown more touchdowns than

                       anyone else in school history.


The above examples are in active voice.  The

examples below are in passive voice.  Passive

voice in the future perfect tense is created

with the auxiliary verbs willhave plus the

past participle of be (been) plus another

past participle.  To avoid wordiness, writers

should limit the use of passive voice.


             By next week, the renovation will have been finished by the builders.

              By the time Steven graduates, more touchdowns will have been thrown by

                       him than anyone else in school history.