Tenses are the main component of English grammar which contribute to the main structure and formation of the language. Tenses make the language sensible and comprehendible for the writers, speakers and listeners.
Today, I will talk about tenses and what they mean. I will also discuss future perfect tense in detail with examples so you can understand it well.
Tense is described as the quality of a verb which occurs in a sentence and which describes the time frame of the action taking place. In simpler terms, the occurrence of action of a sentence is depicted by the tense of that sentence.
He likes bananas.
In the above example, the verb likes indicates that the action is taking place right now and is not an event of the past or future, thus we know that the tense of this sentence is present.
The basic categorization of tense is that it can exist in three forms which are past, present and future. This means that a verb also comes in three forms i.e. past, present and future.
A verb is said to be in future tense when the action it is describing has to take place at some point in the future.
She will sing well at the party.
This example makes use of first form of verb i.e. sing along with will before it and thus it indicates that the action is of future.
But is doesn’t end there. The future tense is further divided into different forms and types which include future indefinite tense, future continuous tense, future perfect tense and future perfect continuous tense.
Today I will talk about future perfect tense.
Future Perfect Tense
Future perfect tense indicates that an action or occurrence will take place before some point in the future.
She will have watched television till 9:00.
The example indicates that the action of watching is yet to happen in the future and will be done before a specific time i.e. 9:00.
A verb exists in future perfect tense when it is in third form with will have before it.
The boys will have stood at the bus stop.
The above example is also that of future perfect tense. Notice that the third form of verb stood is used with will have before it which represents that time of the action is that of the future before some point.