Rules of Using Future Perfect Tense

Future Tense is used to determine the action of a verb that is going to happen in the future. The sentences in this case are formed, mostly by using the auxiliary verbs “will” & “shall” and their derivatives.


Future Perfect Tense takes the structure:

a. Ram + will/shall have + gone + to the market.
b. They + will/shall have + slept + early at night.

c. I + will/shall have + eaten + the cake.

Here, ( v3 ) represents the Past Participle form of the verb. Read Now:

Moving on, We will be discussing certain rules, and the uses of Future Perfect Tense with Examples. Let’s Begin.

Rule 1 – Completion at a future time

Future Perfect Tense is used to indicate the completion of an action by a certain future time.


For Example:

  1. She will have finished her work before Tuesday.
  2. By this time next year, I shall have read the novel.
  3. We shall have visited our relatives tomorrow evening.

Rule 2 – Relation with the past

Future Perfect Tense is used to express a possibility or guess that it’s relation is with the past.


For Example:

  1. Radha will have come back, if Krishna called her name.
  2. Lina will have cooked the food.
  3. My parents shall have taken the advice.

Rule 3 – Describing Future without using will / shall

In the two actions taking place in the future, the second action takes place after the first one is completed, Future Perfect Tense is used for the first action and Simple Present Tense is used for the second action.


For Example:

  1. I will have studied for 5 hours before the test finally starts.
  2. The plants will have dried before it rains.
  3. She shall have danced at the party while we buy our clothes.
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