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    A question!!

    when using Future Perfect form, which of the verbs is used as perfect the virb who has happend before or after??
    moreover I'd like to have an example !
    thanks already

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    Re: A question!!

    The first
    1st action .........................2nd action
    After I had had a bath ........ I ate breakfast
    Then.............................................. .....................................now


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    Re: A question!!

    but when we use future perfect version, we use this form: will have/has+ 3rd form of the verb . don't we???


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    Re: A question!!

    Yes - sorry - I mis-read, and thought you were asking about the past perfect. The answer is, the 2nd verb.

    Apologies again - got to go :yawn:

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    Re: A question!!

    I'll say a bit more. When I talked about 'the 2nd verb', I meant the 2nd in the sentence: this is the one that goes into the future perfect.

    In terms of the actual sequence of events, it's the first thing that happens (or is expected to happen).

    I've drawn a time-line to represent the sentence By the time I get out she will have married someone else.

    Sorry it's not neater; I have a lesson to prepare.

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    ps -
    The future perfect always has 'will have'; 'will has' is wrong.
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