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    Future tense and Future Perfect tense

    What is the difference between
    1.If we goad him into doing what he should have been doing all along,then it will be a smashing success.
    2.If we goad him into doing what he should have been doing all along,then it will have been a smashing success.
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    Re: Future tense and Future Perfect tense

    Is this forum working?

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    #3

    Re: Future tense and Future Perfect tense

    The first clause is not important there. The difference in meaning is the difference between, "then it will be a smashing success" and "then it will have been a smashing success" ie. the usual difference between the simple future and the future perfect.

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    #4

    Re: Future tense and Future Perfect tense

    Quote Originally Posted by deepuips View Post
    Is this forum working?
    Please be patient. When you started this thread, it wasn't yet 5 am where I live. Bear in mind that our members live all over the world, in many different time zones. We are all volunteers and access the fórum at various times during the day, therefore an immediate response is not always possible.

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    #5

    Re: Future tense and Future Perfect tense

    To be fair to the OP, the first post was made on June 27th. It is now July 7th. That is an unusually long time for anyone to wait for a first response.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Future tense and Future Perfect tense

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    To be fair to the OP, the first post was made on June 27th. It is now July 7th. That is an unusually long time for anyone to wait for a first response.
    I agree. My apologies to deepuips. I looked only at the time and not at the date.

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    Re: Future tense and Future Perfect tense

    The second puts more emphasis on the successful completion of the task.

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