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

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    Future perfect:
    • Do you think your work will be completed in time for dinner?


    :)

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    [quote="RonBee"]Future perfect:
    • Do you think your work will be completed in time for dinner?


    thank you.

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    [quote="jiz07"][quote="RonBee"]Future perfect:
    • Do you think your work will be completed in time for dinner?


    The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

    I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay? :oops:

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    Re: future perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by jiz07
    Do you think you [complete] your work in time for dinner?
    If you are asking about the future perfect tense, this should be:

    Do you think you will have completed your work in time for dinner?

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    Re: future perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by jiz07

    I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay?
    Yes. You could also say:
    • The fishing boats will not be going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.


    :)

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    Re: future perfect

    [quote="jiz07"][quote="jiz07"]
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Future perfect:
    • Do you think your work will be completed in time for dinner?


    The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

    I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay?
    Again, assuming you are asking about the future perfect tense, this needs a future time reference. There is none in this sentence.

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    Re: future perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by jiz07

    I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay? :oops:
    Yes. You could also say:
    • The fishing boats will not be going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.


    :)
    Unles things change in the next few months, the company [lose] money all year long.[future perfect progressive]. I wrote Unless
    things change in the next few month, the company is going to be losing money all year long. is it ok like this also.

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    I'd say no- use this:
    will have been losing

    This shows that something is partially complete (by filling the time period given), while being unfinished. 'going to be losing' doesn't work, IMO, as it doesn't carry the idea of a stage of completion.

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    Re: future perfect

    [quote="MikeNewYork"][quote="jiz07"]
    Quote Originally Posted by jiz07
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Future perfect:
    • Do you think your work will be completed in time for dinner?


    The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

    I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay?
    Again, assuming you are asking about the future perfect tense, this needs a future time reference. There is none in this sentence.
    Hm. How about "The boats will not be going out today if the wind keeps blowing so strongly"?

    :)

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