Results 1 to 6 of 6
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Jun 2012
    • Posts: 39
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    will have or will have been...

    Please tell me what is right.

    - Downloading will have finished by the time you will come home.
    - Downloading will have been finished by the time you will come home.

    - I would be thankful to you if you be specific about the use of " been ".

  1. fighting spirit's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Serbian
      • Home Country:
      • Serbia
      • Current Location:
      • Serbia

    • Join Date: Jan 2010
    • Posts: 198
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: will have or will have been...

    My choice would be the second one.

    If you say Downloading will have finished, it requires an object which would make no sense.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Mar 2011
    • Posts: 705
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: will have or will have been...

    NOT A TEACHER

    - I would be thankful to you if you be specific about the use of " been ".
    I think 'been' forms the passive voice of the future perfect time: WILL + HAVE + BEEN + past participle
    Last edited by tom3m; 31-Aug-2012 at 21:36.

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 23,084
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: will have or will have been...

    "Downloading will have finished by the time you will come home".
    Only the first one is natural. It would be better as "The download will be finished by the time you come home".

  3. fighting spirit's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Serbian
      • Home Country:
      • Serbia
      • Current Location:
      • Serbia

    • Join Date: Jan 2010
    • Posts: 198
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: will have or will have been...

    Yes, it forms the passive voice.
    I'll try to give you an example.

    Active sentence:
    By the time you come home I will have finished downloading.

    Passive sentence:
    Downloading will have been finished by the time you come home.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Jun 2012
    • Posts: 39
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: will have or will have been...

    Thanks , you made my day

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •