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    It's half past five. Dad will have finished work.

    It's half past five. Dad will have finished work.




    Is it the same meaning as "It's half past five. Dad has finished work".

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    Re: It's half past five. Dad will have finished work.

    It's not exactly the same.

    Dad has finished work
    presents the situation as a fact.
    Dad willl have finished work expresses the speaker's certainty of the situation.

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    Re: It's half past five. Dad will have finished work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It's not exactly the same.

    Dad has finished work
    presents the situation as a fact.
    Dad willl have finished work expresses the speaker's certainty of the situation.

    So in this sentence "Dad will have finished work", it means even though the speaker is quite certain that his Dad has finished work, it is still possible his Dad hasn't finished actually.


    Am I right?

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    Re: It's half past five. Dad will have finished work.

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    So in this sentence "Dad will have finished work", it means even though the speaker is quite certain that his Dad has finished work, it is still possible his Dad hasn't finished actually.

    Am I right?
    Yes.

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