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    Default future simple for future perfect

    "The EPA estimates that by 2005, the United States will generate about 175 million metric tons of solid waste per year."

    Could I use here the future perfect "will have genearted"?

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    Default Re: future simple for future perfect

    *Not a teacher

    Of course, using it is not only OK, it is also mandatory.

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    Default Re: future simple for future perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGod View Post
    *Not a teacher

    Of course, using it is not only OK, it is also mandatory.
    I'm wondering if it's possible in AmE? This sentence is from a text-book that we're supposed to learn English from.

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    Default Re: future simple for future perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I'm wondering if it's possible in AmE? This sentence is from a text-book that we're supposed to learn English from.
    "The EPA estimates that by 2005, the United States will generate about 175 million metric tons of solid waste per year." This is fine. In my opinion future perfect is not appropriate here.

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    Default Re: future simple for future perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "The EPA estimates that by 2005, the United States will generate about 175 million metric tons of solid waste per year." This is fine. In my opinion future perfect is not appropriate here.
    I agree.

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