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    aysaa is offline Senior Member
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    Default perfect participle or infinitive

    Hi,

    1) Michael is planning to have done the shopping by/before 3 o'clock.

    2) Michael is planning to do the shopping by/before 3 o'clock.

    I have some trouble about whether to use 'perfect participle' or 'infinitive' in these sentences. In my humble opinion, the first sentence is OK, but I have no idea about the second one.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: perfect participle or infinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    1) Michael is planning to have done the shopping by/before 3 o'clock. The shopping will have been completed (done) by/before .....

    2) Michael is planning to do the shopping by/before 3 o'clock. The shopping will begin or be in progress (do the shopping) by/before...

    I have some trouble about whether to use 'perfect participle' or 'infinitive' in these sentences. In my humble opinion, the first sentence is OK, but I have no idea about the second one.

    Thanks.
    b.

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