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    I will Return/I will have returned

    What is the difference between "I will return and I will have returned"?

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    Re: I will Return/I will have returned

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    What is the difference between "I will return and I will have returned"?
    I have moved your post to its own thread and given it an appropriate title.
    Put them into sentences. It's necessary to see them in the context in which you want to use them.

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    Re: I will Return/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.

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    Re: I will Return/I will have returned

    'I will have returned from Kitzbuhel before you get the postcard I sent you.'

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    Re: I will Return/I will have returned

    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.

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    Re: I will Return/I will have returned

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I can make sentences with "I will return" because I know it's meaning.
    You used the wrong version of "its" here. No apostrophe was required. "It's" is the contraction of "It is". You needed the possessive "its".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I will Return/I will have returned

    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

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    Re: I will Return/I will have returned

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'I will have returned from Kitzbuhel before you get the postcard I sent you.'
    If sent via Canada Post, that is certain.

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