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    Future tenses

    Hello teachers,

    I found a page about future tenses on the web and I tried the exercises in it. One of the items was as follows:

    - He ______________ by the time you arrive.

    The correct option is, according to this page will be eating, but I can see no reason why will have eaten is not equally correct. Are there any? Of course, I understand the meanings would be different in each case, but, since there is no context or further information, I gather both possibilities are acceptable, or aren't they?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Future tenses

    They're both correct, and there's a strong possibility that the quiz you got the example sentence from was testing furture progressive.

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    Re: Future tenses

    Thank you, Soup. I thought there may be something I wasn't taking into acount

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