Student or Learner
1- (By) this time next week, we will have just arrived in Italy. (Is 'by' is necessary in this sentence?)
2- I will have waited for you until 5 pm. (The process of 'waiting' will last until 5 pm)
3- I will have waited for you by 5 pm. (I will wait for you 'no later than 5 pm or before 5 pm')
(Which one must we use in negative future perfect, until or by?)
4- She won't have completed the report until/by tomorrow.
5- They won't have worked with these children until/by next May.
6- He won't have arrived home until after 5:30.
I have some trouble about 'future perfect', and I have given you some sentences along with my explanations. Could you please check them?
Last edited by aysaa; 21-Aug-2013 at 15:55. Reason: typo
Bhai, #3 seems to me quite okay. Please do not mind it's just my opinion or what I feel myself. Because I have seen future perfect tense always goes with "by". The truth is that most of the students get in trouble with perfect tense. Could you please tell us why it is incorrect?
Note that I am neither a teacher nor a native speaker.
Last edited by UM Chakma; 22-Aug-2013 at 13:45. Reason: added that I am not a teacher
Bhai is certainly correct. The sentence with "by" doesn't make sense, logically or grammatically.
No, it's not- the verb is different. Changing the meaning can change whether a structure works or not.