Examples of
Future Perfect Tense


The following examples of Future Perfect tense will help you understand and use this tense properly and naturally.

Examples of English Tenses

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Note: the Future Perfect verbs are italics.

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Future Perfect Tense Example Sentences

An action that will happen before another action in the future:

Jack will have finished his homework by the time his mother gets home.

She will have gotten ready by the time they leave the house.

Laura will have cleaned out the apartment before she gives back the key.

By the time I get home, Zoe will have cooked dinner for both of us.

The robbers will have taken all the money by the time anyone arrives.


An action that will happen before a specific time in the future:

By the time he graduates, he will have completed five years of study.

The snow will have stopped by April.

We will have returned home by five o'clock.

By tomorrow, their life will have changed completely.

We are on vacation. So by the time we get back, we will have rested and relaxed.

Her heel will have fully healed by the summer.

By next month, you will have received your promotion.

By the time he wakes up, we will have prepared lunch for everyone.

A state that will continue up to some time in the future
(Note: this is a broader use of this tense. It is usually used with states, not actions):

Next Monday we will have been married for ten years.

Tomorrow Justin will have been single for a whole week.

In September I will have lived here for eight years.

Luke will have been sick for two weeks tomorrow.

Next week you will have had this car for twenty five years!



The above examples of Future Perfect Tense are here to help you understand and use this tense properly and naturally.

You should also get familiar with its usage and rules – visit the Future Perfect Tense page to help you with that.

For exercises visit the Future Perfect Exercises.


Check out the other tenses:

Simple Present

Simple Past

Simple Future

Present Progressive


Past Progressive


Future Progressive


Present Perfect


Past Perfect


Future Perfect


Present Perfect Progressive


Past Perfect Progressive


Future Perfect Progressive

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