Grammar Reminder: The Future Perfect
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We use the future perfect when we are talking about an action that will be completed in the future. It is formed by – will have – (or won’t have in the negative) and the past participle of the verb. You will often see the words by or in.
- Do you think you will have finished the article by next Thursday?
- In 2 years’, time I will have finished my course
- Will you have eaten your breakfast by 8:30?
- I will have finished in half an hour.
Using the word ‘by’ means it will before a particular time, so that if you say, “I will have finished by next Thursday”, you might finish before, but you definitely won’t finish after Thursday.
The word ‘in’ means you don’t know exactly, but you have a good idea, so you can say I’ll have finished typing the document in an hour.
A list of past participle verbs will be in your student’s coursebook. If you’re working from handouts you can get a list from the internet and print it out.
For the negative of the future perfect you use ‘will not’, which is almost always used in the short form ‘won’t’, unless you want to emphasise your disagreement:
- I won’t have finished this by Wednesday
- It won’t have stopped snowing by the time we leave
If you want to make questions we put ‘will’ in front of the sentence if we expect a yes or no answer:
- Will you have eaten all the leftovers by tomorrow?
- Won’t you have finished the work by the time we go out?
If it’s not a yes or no answer and it’s with a -wh question it will look like this:
- When will you have finished?
- Why will you have to work late?
- How much will you have done by tomorrow?
If you’re teaching beginners, you won’t come across the future perfect. It’s usually introduced at upper intermediate level.
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You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.