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English definition of “the future perfect”

the future perfect

noun
 
 
the form of the verb that is used to show that an action will have been completed before a particular time in the future. The sentence 'I'll probably have left by then.' is in the future perfect.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of the future perfect from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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