THE FUTURE PERFECT
We sometimes use the future perfect instead of other future forms to explain that an action will be complete before a particular time. I’m going to fix my bicycle on Saturday. (… so we can’t go cycling on Friday) I will have fixed my bicycle by Saturday. (… so let’s go cycling on Saturday).
Use of SHOULD and MIGHT in the Future Perfect
We can also use should or might instead of will to show less certainty. I should have arrived before the concert starts, but I’ll let you know if anything changes
Future Perfect Practice
Complete the sentences with the future perfect form of the verbs in brackets.
e.g They will have read_____(read) the report by Monday, so we can discuss it then.
At the end of the month, we ___________________(live) in this house for ten years.
Don’t call me at eight o’clock. I ________________(not finish) dinner by then.
By the end of the year, I _______________ (graduate)
Alex and Carrie______________ (have) their baby by this time next week.
In ten years’ time, my brother _____________(not change) at all.
Before the end of the month, we_____________ (learn) how to cook Italian food. I’ve just booked us on a cookery course!