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    future perfect

    Do you think you [complete] your work in time for dinner?

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    Future pefect:
    • Do you think you will have completed your work in time for dinner?


    How's that?

    :)

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    #3
    It's a perfect future perfect.

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    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It's a perfect future perfect.
    Hm. "Perfect" on each end.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It's a perfect future perfect.
    Hm. "Perfect" on each end.

    :wink:
    It's a per-futur-efect.

    :D

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    Re: future perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Do you think you [complete] your work in time for dinner?


    You could also use the simple future with will:-

    Do you think you'll complete your work in time for dinner?

    Future tense using shall or will

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    #7
    You could also use the progressive form in speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You could also use the progressive form in speech.
    Do you think you'll be completing your work in time for dinner?


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    #9
    Exactly.

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