[quote="RonBee"][quote="MikeNewYork"]That's still not future perfect.Originally Posted by jiz07
How about "The boats will not have gone out today unless the winds stopped before noon."
How about:Originally Posted by tdol
- Unless things change in the next few months, the company is going to have lost money all year long.
I'm not sure. I like my sentence better. (It seems more natural.) But I will bow to your expertise on what is and isn't future perfect. Perhaps Cas or Tdol will comment.Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
2. The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so stronglyOriginally Posted by RonBee
[not go] ==> Future Perfect will not have gone
Note, will becomes would where there's if.
The fishing boats would not have gone out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. :(
I didn't like my sentence at all. But it is future perfect. One shouldn't use the future perfect unless there is a reason to do so. Most commonly, that is an action that started in the past and will be completed before a specified time in the future.Originally Posted by RonBee
I don't like my sentence either. :(
Sounds like a T-shirt saying:
One shouldn't use the future perfect unless there is a reason to do so.
Hmm- grammar t-shirts.
An interesting idea. When do they go on sale?Originally Posted by tdol
I hope they don't go for the baseball cap,though.