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The Future Perfect

The future perfect is used to show what will happen in the future before a specific time or event (also in the future). The by time word is most commonly used one.

The soccer team will have played several games by Homecoming.

The above sentence shows a future time or event (Homecoming) and what will happen before that event (several soccer games being played). Other time words also used are after, before, and until.

-After my birthday party, I will have gotten many presents.
-School will have ended before August.
-Brandon will not have voted until November.

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Updated April 8, 2015