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What is the difference between "I will return and I will have returned"?
I can make sentences with "I will return" because I know it's meaning. For example: I will return as soon as possible. But I do not know what the other (I will have returned) means so I am unable to put it in a sentence.
'I will have returned from Kitzbuhel before you get the postcard I sent you.'
It's often used, as in Rover's example, with a time limit. If you say, I will have returned by 3 o'clock, it could be any time up to 3.If you say I will return at 3 o'clock, 3 is the only time.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
I got it. Normally it goes with "before". Doesn't it? Also the meaning is slightly different. I feel it.
Last edited by UM Chakma; 04-Aug-2013 at 12:46. Reason: added capital I