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    will have visited / will visit

    What is the difference between these two sentence?

    I hope I will have visited my uncle by next year.
    I hope I will visit my uncle by next year.

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    #2

    Re: will have visited / will visit

    Use only the first.

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    #3

    Re: will have visited / will visit

    The first is correct.

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    #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    What is the difference between these two sentence?

    I hope I will have visited my uncle by next year.
    I hope I will visit my uncle by next year.

    Thanks.
    Both the sentences are in future tense. It is a question of correct use of future simple or future perfect.
    I agree with Rover KE and emsr2d2. You need to use future perfect (1st one)when expressing something that will happen before a specific time in the future.

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    Re: will have visited / will visit

    Thanks guys for the answers.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the reason why you preferred the first one is the word by.

    So what if I put it this way :

    I hope I will visit my uncle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Thanks guys for the answers.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the reason why you preferred the first one is the word by.

    So what if I put it this way :

    I hope I will visit my uncle. (some day next month)
    Yes, absolutely correct. If you do not want to specify any future time of visit, please use simple present.

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    Re: will have visited / will visit

    I hope I will visit my uncle. (some day next month)
    Whether it's grammatically correct or not, it's not a sentence a native speaker would say.

    It does not sound natural.

    Rover

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    #8

    Re: will have visited / will visit

    So you mean this form: I hope I will ....... is never used by a ntive speaker?

    I hope that the operation will go well

    The above sentence is from the Cambridge Dictionary

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    Re: will have visited / will visit

    So you mean this form: I hope I will ....... is never used by a ntive speaker?
    I'm not saying it's [B]never[B] used.

    I repeat: it does not sound natural.

    Rover

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