The National Archives
Search our website
  • Search our website
  • Search our records

Lesson 4: Future perfect tense - part 1 | 1 2

The future perfect past tenseView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window is used to describe an action that will already be complete in the future before a definite time.

For example:

I won’t1 get home until 8pm now, by which time the film will have finished2.

1future simpleView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window
2future perfect

All four conjugationView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window form the future perfect tense in the same way and use the following endings.

Latin English
-ero I
-eris you (singular)
-erit he/she/it
-erimus we
-eritis you (plural)
-erint they

To form the future perfect of a verbView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window, remove the ‘-i’ from the third pricipal partView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window of the verb and add the relevant ending above.

For example:

confirmo, confirmare, confirmavi, confirmatum (1) to confirm.

Latin English
confirmavero I will have confirmed
confirmaveris you will have confirmed
confirmaverit he/she/it will have confirmed
confirmaverimus we will have confirmed
confirmaveritis you will have confirmed
confirmaverint they will have confirmed

Future perfect tense of sum, esse, fui, -, ‘to be’

Latin English
fuero I will have been
fueris you will have been
fuerit he/she/it will have been
fuerimus we will have been
fueritis you will have been
fuerint they will have been

Checklist

Are you confident with:

  • The meaning of a future perfect tense?
  • The form of a future perfect tense?
Go to part 2
Try again