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Future perfect:
  • Do you think your work will be completed in time for dinner?

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Future perfect:
  • Do you think your work will be completed in time for dinner?

The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay? :oops:
 

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jiz07 said:
Do you think you [complete] your work in time for dinner?

If you are asking about the future perfect tense, this should be:

Do you think you will have completed your work in time for dinner?
 

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jiz07 said:
I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay? :oops:

Yes. You could also say:
  • The fishing boats will not be going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

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jiz07 said:
jiz07 said:
RonBee said:
Future perfect:
  • Do you think your work will be completed in time for dinner?

The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay? :oops:

Again, assuming you are asking about the future perfect tense, this needs a future time reference. There is none in this sentence.
 
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RonBee said:
jiz07 said:
I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay? :oops:

Yes. You could also say:
  • The fishing boats will not be going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

:)
Unles things change in the next few months, the company [lose] money all year long.[future perfect progressive]. I wrote Unless
things change in the next few month, the company is going to be losing money all year long. is it ok like this also.
 

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I'd say no- use this:
will have been losing

This shows that something is partially complete (by filling the time period given), while being unfinished. 'going to be losing' doesn't work, IMO, as it doesn't carry the idea of a stage of completion. ;-)
 

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MikeNewYork said:
jiz07 said:
jiz07 said:
RonBee said:
Future perfect:
  • Do you think your work will be completed in time for dinner?

The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay? :oops:

Again, assuming you are asking about the future perfect tense, this needs a future time reference. There is none in this sentence.

Hm. How about "The boats will not be going out today if the wind keeps blowing so strongly"?

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tdol said:
I'd say no- use this:
will have been losing

This shows that something is partially complete (by filling the time period given), while being unfinished. 'going to be losing' doesn't work, IMO, as it doesn't carry the idea of a stage of completion. ;-)

How about:
  • Unless things change in the next few months, the company is going to have lost money all year long.

:?:
 

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RonBee said:
MikeNewYork said:
jiz07 said:
jiz07 said:
RonBee said:
Future perfect:
  • Do you think your work will be completed in time for dinner?

The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay? :oops:

Again, assuming you are asking about the future perfect tense, this needs a future time reference. There is none in this sentence.

Hm. How about "The boats will not be going out today if the wind keeps blowing so strongly"?

:)

That's still not future perfect.

How about "The boats will not have gone out today unless the winds stopped before noon."

:?:
 

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MikeNewYork said:
RonBee said:
MikeNewYork said:
jiz07 said:
The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay? :oops:

Again, assuming you are asking about the future perfect tense, this needs a future time reference. There is none in this sentence.

Hm. How about "The boats will not be going out today if the wind keeps blowing so strongly"?

:)

That's still not future perfect.

How about "The boats will not have gone out today unless the winds stopped before noon."

:?:

I'm not sure. I like my sentence better. (It seems more natural.) But I will bow to your expertise on what is and isn't future perfect. Perhaps Cas or Tdol will comment.

:)
 

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RonBee said:
MikeNewYork said:
How about "The boats will not have gone out today unless the winds stopped before noon."

:?:

I'm not sure. I like my sentence better. (It seems more natural.) But I will bow to your expertise on what is and isn't future perfect. Perhaps Cas or Tdol will comment.

:)

2. The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly

[not go] ==> Future Perfect will not have gone

Note, will becomes would where there's if.

The fishing boats would not have gone out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. :(

??

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RonBee said:
MikeNewYork said:
RonBee said:
MikeNewYork said:
jiz07 said:
The fishing boats [not go] out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly.

I wrote The fishing boats are not going out if the wind keeps blowing so strongly. Is it Okay? :oops:

Again, assuming you are asking about the future perfect tense, this needs a future time reference. There is none in this sentence.

Hm. How about "The boats will not be going out today if the wind keeps blowing so strongly"?

:)

That's still not future perfect.

How about "The boats will not have gone out today unless the winds stopped before noon."

:?:

I'm not sure. I like my sentence better. (It seems more natural.) But I will bow to your expertise on what is and isn't future perfect. Perhaps Cas or Tdol will comment.

:)

I didn't like my sentence at all. But it is future perfect. One shouldn't use the future perfect unless there is a reason to do so. Most commonly, that is an action that started in the past and will be completed before a specified time in the future.
 

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I don't like my sentence either. :(
_________
Sounds like a T-shirt saying:

One shouldn't use the future perfect unless there is a reason to do so.
 

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Casiopea said:
I don't like my sentence either. :(
_________
Sounds like a T-shirt saying:

One shouldn't use the future perfect unless there is a reason to do so.

:wink:
 

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Hmm- grammar t-shirts. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
Hmm- grammar t-shirts. ;-)

An interesting idea. When do they go on sale?

:wink:
 

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I hope they don't go for the baseball cap,though. ;-)
 
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