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    swety is offline Newbie
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    Default Will be gone and Will have been gone.

    Hi,
    Please explain the difference between

    When i will come, you will be gone.

    When i will come you will have been gone.
    I will be thankfull .

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    Default Re: Will be gone and Will have been gone.

    Quote Originally Posted by swety View Post
    Hi,
    Please explain the difference between

    When I will come, you will be gone.

    When I will come, you will have been gone.
    I will be thankfull .
    Please note my corrections above.

    "When I will come" is an old-fashioned style of expression, that is not used nowadays. "When I come" is more normal.
    "When I come, you will be gone" means exactly what it says, and stands alone.
    "When I come, you will have been gone" does not make sense without adding something on about how long you will have been gone, eg "When I come, you will have been gone for several days".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: Will be gone and Will have been gone.

    But I guess I could also say "When I come , you will be gone for several days". There would not be much difference between "...will have been gone for..." and " ....will be gone for...", would be?

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    Default Re: Will be gone and Will have been gone.

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    But I guess I could also say "When I come , you will be gone for several days". No, you can't. You have guessed wrong.
    Rover

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    Default Re: Will be gone and Will have been gone.

    1) "I think about having a new beginning, about what I'm going to do by Christmas the traditional end of school's first semester."

    2) " Here's the 20 things I'm going to do by next Tuesday."

    I was trying to figure out the reason why the Future Simple was used in these two sentences instead of the Future Perfect . Could you give me an explanation?

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