• THE FUTURE PERFECT TENSE
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    THE FUTURE PERFECT TENSE

    The Future Perfect Tense Form This tense is formed with shall/will + perfect infinitive (without to): shall + have spoken = (We) shall have spoken. will + have read = (You) will have read.   Functions The future perfect tense is used to express: I) an action that will be completed at a given time in the future: By the end of this year, I shall have read ten novels.   II) an action which at a given time in the future must have ended before another action takes place: I shall have finished my degree exams before your next visit. You will have cleared the field before tilling the…

  • THE FUTURE TENSE AND FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    THE FUTURE TENSE AND FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE

    The Future Tense Form The future tense is formed with shall/will + the bare infinitive: shall + sing = shall sing. will + dance = will dance. Usually, shall/will + bare infinitive is used for the first person singular and plural while only will + bare infinitive is used for the other persons to express future tense: I/We/Shall (or will) sing. He/You/They/will sing. Note that while I/We shall merely states a fact, I/We will expresses intention: I/We shall sing (the grammatically correct form). I/We will sing (i.e. I/ We intend to sing).   Functions The future tense is used to express: I) an action that the speaker or writer knows…

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