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    Future Perfect w/stative verbs?

    in FP we use will have + past part/V3.

    Is this sentence still considered FP because it contains a stative?

    "By 2015, millions of televisions will have been made by the new company."

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    Re: Future Perfect w/stative verbs?

    Sure it's future perfect - but in the passive.

    This company makes TV sets; new sets are made by this company.
    This company will have made millions of TV set; millions of TV sets will have been made.

    There's not stative verb here - just a bunch of axiliary verbs supporting "to make."
    Last edited by Barb_D; 14-Jun-2011 at 21:08.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Future Perfect w/stative verbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post

    There's not stative verb here - just a bunch of axillary auxiliary verbs supporting "to make."
    The typo demon strikes again. The verbs are 'helping' verbs rather than anything to do with the armpits.


    ps. could we call whiff and pong axillary verbs, do you think?
    Last edited by 5jj; 14-Jun-2011 at 22:29. Reason: ps added

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    Re: Future Perfect w/stative verbs?

    I *must* stop trying to enter posts from my phone.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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