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    won't have done

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    Date2002 (Feb) Publication informationVol. 137, Iss. 2; pg. 70, 11 pgsTitleThe pugilistsAuthorCal FussmanSourceEsquire
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    at the Bay Academy in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, with sights on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Gabriel (wearing red trunks): " We don't wear the same clothes at the same time because it's childish. That's the kind of stuff you only see on TV. Sometimes, we wake up in the morning and we won't have told each other what we're planning to wear and we'll both go for the same pants. Then it's, " No, I'm going to wear them!'' " Daniel: " He says that I hog up the clothes and I don't give him ...

    I wonder why 'won't have told' is used in this context. Could we say 'won't tell' instead? What is the special meaning of the future perfect tense here?

    Could I ask native English teachers to help me please? Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: won't have done

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
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    Date2002 (Feb) Publication informationVol. 137, Iss. 2; pg. 70, 11 pgsTitleThe pugilistsAuthorCal FussmanSourceEsquire
    Expanded context:
    at the Bay Academy in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, with sights on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Gabriel (wearing red trunks): " We don't wear the same clothes at the same time because it's childish. That's the kind of stuff you only see on TV. Sometimes, we wake up in the morning and we won't have told each other what we're planning to wear and we'll both go for the same pants. Then it's, " No, I'm going to wear them!'' " Daniel: " He says that I hog up the clothes and I don't give him ...

    I wonder why 'won't have told' is used in this context. Could we say 'won't tell' instead? What is the special meaning of the future perfect tense here?

    Could I ask native English teachers to help me please? Thank you very much.
    Hi, this implies the past, they had not already told each other,
    and we won't have told each other what we're planning to wear

    Won't tell each other, implies the future, they will not tell each other.

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    #3

    Re: won't have done

    It's not future tense. "We won't have told each other what we're planning to wear" means "we haven't told each other what we're planning to wear".


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