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    Post will have + past participle

    Motorist Alan Hesketh will have been asking himself whether speed cameras are good idea after he was fined $100 last week for driving at 33 mph in a 30 mph zone.

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    Re: will have + past participle

    I think this depends on the context. What was the sentence that appeared before this one? It sounds like this sentence is continuing on from something else.

    It could be correct, but it probably should have been rewritten.

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    Re: will have + past participle

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Motorist Alan Hesketh will have been asking himself whether speed cameras are good idea after he was fined $100 last week for driving at 33 mph in a 30 mph zone.

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    It looks fine to me.

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    Re: will have + past participle

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    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Motorist Alan Hesketh will have been asking himself whether speed cameras are good idea after he was fined $100 last week for driving at 33 mph in a 30 mph zone.

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    Let me try

    By the next time he is fined again for his fast driving motorist Alan Hesketh will have been asking himself many times whether speed cameras are good idea or not because he was fined $100 for driving at 33mph in a 30mph zone.

    If the future perfect continuous tense is used a future time reference before which the future perfect continuous action started (and maybe continue after the reference time) in the future must be used as well.
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    Re: will have + past participle

    Long sentences are confusing. This one is fine.

    Motorist Alan Hesketh will/must have been asking himself whether speed cameras are good idea after he was fined $100 last week for driving at 33 mph in a 30 mph zone.

    He must/will, I presume, I don't know, have been asking himself, if speed cameras are a good idea after he was fined last week.

    'He will, I'm sure, but not certain, have been ...' 'He must, I presume, but I don't know, have been ...' Since you don't know whether or not he actually asked himself anything, you use a subjunctive 'will/must'.

    If you knew for certain, you would write 'He asked himself last week, after being fined, whether ....'
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    Re: will have + past participle

    Thank you, Pedroski.
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