Poll: Don't call him now; he won't have got there yet.

Don't call him now; he won't have got there yet.

Correct sentence [American English speaker]
Correct sentence [British English speaker]
Incorrect sentence [American English speaker]
Incorrect sentence [British English speaker]

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  • Comments: 5
  • Added: October 2007

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Comments:

margeh

how wonderful speaking.........

Erick

correct me if I'm wrong but it sounds strange because you're talking aboa present situation using the future perfect which is impossible in this situation...

anatole nozière

Maybe more common in British English, but correct in either. The future perfect emphasizes the just-aboutness of his arrival.

thanh

yes
i will alway

heather

OK, but very clumsy sounding. British English wouldn't use 'gotten' either, which also sounds clumsy, but instead would most likely replace 'got there' with 'arrived'.

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