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    Future

    Please explain to me what the correct choice is (and why) between

    By the time Jean gets back, it'll be/it will have been too late

    Don't phone after 11.00. I'll be/I'll have been asleep

    I supose that the second variant is correct for bot - Am I right?

    Thank you

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    Re: Future

    Quote Originally Posted by olegv View Post
    Please explain to me what the correct choice is (and why) between

    By the time Jean gets back, it'll be/it will have been too late

    Don't phone after 11.00. I'll be/I'll have been asleep

    I supose that the second variant is correct for botH - Am I right?

    Thank you


    By the time Jean gets back it'll be too late

    Don't phone after 11.00. I'll be asleep

    Note that in the correct context, the past perfect would be the right choice:

    A: I'll call when I get back from the airport - probably about 11 o'clock
    B: Don't phone then. I go to bed at 10.00 - so if you phone at 11.00 I'll have been asleep for an hour.


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