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    #1

    The movie will have ended ...

    Hello teachers!
    Is my sentence correct? "The movie will have ended at exactly 9PM tomorrow" - There is a high possibility that at exactly 9PM tomorrow the movie will end. Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Future Perfect

    "The movie will have ended at 9pm" doesn't mean the same as "At exactly 9pm the movie will end".

    The first means it could finish at any time before 9pm. The second means it will finish at exactly 9pm.

    The first would be more natural with "by 9pm".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Future Perfect

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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