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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  28/ABR/2003 2:16 PM
Assunto:  Future Perfect
 
Mensagem:  Ricardo, Pat and I are going at it again. This time over the correct usage of the FUTURE PERFECT tense. I thought I had mastered this tense, but apparantly I haven't. Anyway, according to Pat the following Future perfect sentence, my sentence, is inappropiate: By the time you finish college you WILL HAVE BEEN 22years old. Is he right? He claims that "After the past participle one must add a phrase that refers back to events earlier than the voice indicated by 'will'. Anything will do, so long as it refers to action completed before the future time, not concurrent with" To be honest, for the first time, I feel like "he's got me" this time. Yet I refuse to give in so easily. So, I decided to ask you for confirmation, because I know you wouldn't be biased for any reason. Is his explanation as to when to use the Future perfect accurate? Please reply, -Miguel Vieira


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 Future Perfect  –  Miguel Vieira  28/ABR/2003, 2:16 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Ricardo - EMB -  28/ABR/2003, 3:27 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Miguel Vieira  28/ABR/2003, 6:21 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  pat  29/ABR/2003, 8:30 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Miguel Vieira  29/ABR/2003, 6:41 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Mike Robertson  29/ABR/2003, 6:56 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  pat  29/ABR/2003, 9:59 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Micke Rob  29/ABR/2003, 11:55 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  José Roberto  30/ABR/2003, 12:00 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Mike Robertson  30/ABR/2003, 12:40 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  patrick  30/ABR/2003, 8:23 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  José Roberto  30/ABR/2003, 10:11 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Mick Rob  30/ABR/2003, 6:52 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  pat  30/ABR/2003, 9:57 PM
Re: Will + Perfect Aspect  –  Michael Robertson  01/MAI/2003, 12:20 AM
Re: Will + Perfect Aspect  –  pat  01/MAI/2003, 8:25 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  José Roberto  01/MAI/2003, 12:13 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  pat brownp  01/MAI/2003, 6:34 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  José Roberto  30/ABR/2003, 10:09 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  pat  29/ABR/2003, 7:04 PM

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