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    Are sentences correct?

    She will have posted the mail yesterday.

    He will have heard the news last night.

    Are the above sentences correct?


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    Re: Are sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    She will have posted the mail yesterday.

    He will have heard the news last night.

    Are the above sentences correct?
    hi Yong,

    The present predictive sense of will, which is comparatively rare, is similar in meaning to must in the logical necessity sense.

    They express epistemic modality: possibility, assumption.
    She will have posted the mail yesterday. -- I presume now that he had posted the letter yesterday.

    He will have heard the news last night. -- I presume now, that he had heard the news yesterday.

    IK

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    Re: Are sentences correct?

    Thank you very much for your reply.

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