Conjugation & verb forms of the future perfect simple

(Formation of the future perfect simple tense in English)

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  1. Formation future perfect simple
  2. Verb forms future perfect simple
  3. Further explanations and exercises

Formation of the future perfect simple

The future perfect simple consists of the two auxiliary verbswill + have’ and the past participle of the respective verb. Compare the following examples and the full conjugation in the table below:

  • Some example sentences that demonstrate the formation of the simple future perfect in English:
    • “Sammy will have done his homework.”
    • “We will have bought a new car.”

Verb forms of the future perfect simple

Example verb: ‘to play

Positive/affirmative sentences

Person/pronoun Positive Short form Interrogative form Short form of question
I He will have played. He’ll have played. Will he have played?
you (singular)
he/she/it
we/you/they

Negative sentences

Person/pronoun Negative Short form Interrogative form Short form of question
I We will not have played. We won’t have played. Will we not have played? Won’t we have played?
you (singular)
he/she/it
we/you/they

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