A. Subsidies to farmers will be phased out by the year 2000. (OALD)
B. The old filing system will have been phased out by 1998. (OALD)
I think both the sentences express completion of the process of phasing out by the year 2000, by 1998, respectively.
Why is the future perfect not used in A.?
Thanks in advance
Last edited by tedtmc; 28-Mar-2010 at 06:14.
Thank you very much for your reply.
After looking up a grammar book, I found that:
For A, statement of future activity
For B, emphasis on completion of activities before another point in future time
( from Using English, your second language Danielson, Hayden Prentice-Hall)