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    will you have completed your story

    Hi,

    Are the following correct?

    Will you have completed your story by next month?
    Will the match have started by now?
    Will the children have got up by 8 o'clock?

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    Re: will you have completed your story

    I would use 'May' instead of 'Will' in the second because 'by now' does not refer to the future.
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    Re: will you have completed your story

    How about ''Will the match have started by evening''?

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    Re: will you have completed your story

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Hi
    Will you have completed your story by next month?
    Will the match have started by now?
    Will the children have got up by 8 o'clock?
    They are all possible.

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    Re: will you have completed your story

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would use 'May' instead of 'Will' in the second because 'by now' does not refer to the future.
    Will does not have to refer to the future. It can also suggest volition, certainty and characteristic habit. Here are a couple of non-future uses of will for certainty.

    You will have seen other posts of mine on this subject.

    It is now 10 o' clock. Luke will be home / will have arrived home by now.

    Last edited by Piscean; 12-Jul-2016 at 23:21. Reason: typo

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