Direct and Indirect of Future Perfect Tense
Direct and Indirect of Future Perfect Tense

We talked about direct and indirect of future progressive tense. In the lesson below I am going to cover direct and indirect of future perfect tense. You will learn how to convey a message from future perfect tense. Direct and indirect structures for affirmative, negative, negative interrogative and interrogative sentences along with examples. For direct and indirect speech complete rules click: Direct and indirect speech complete rules

Direct and Indirect of Future Perfect Tense

Tense Change:
As a rule, when we convey a message from present tense and past tenses, we go one tense back, but when you convey a message from future perfect, you just need to change the helping verb “will” into “would” and can change a direct speech into indirect speech easily.

Affirmatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + S + will have + V3 + ROTS
    He said to me, “I will have done my homework.”
  • Indirect speech: RP + that + S + would have + V3 + ROTS
    He told me that he would have done his homework.

Negatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + S +will not + have + V3 + ROTS
    He said to me, “I won`t have done my homework.”
    Indirect speech: RP + that + S + would not + have + V3 + ROTS
    He told me that he wouldn’t have done his homework.

Interrogatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + Will + S + have + V3 + ROTS
    She asked her brother, “Will you have graduated from University by the year 2017?”
  • Indirect speech: RP + if + S + would have + V3 + ROTS
    She asked her brother if he would have graduated from university by the year 2017.

Negative interrogatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + Will not + S + have + V3 + ROTS
    He asked me, “Won`t you have done your homework?”
  • Indirect speech: RP + if + S + would not + have + V3 + ROTS
    He asked me if I wouldn’t have done my homework.

HW/Information questions

  • Direct speech: RP +, + WH + will + S + have + V3 + ROTS
    She asked, “Where will they have built a new house by the end of 2017?”
  • Indirect speech: RP + WH + S + would have + V3 + ROTS
    She wanted to know where they would have built a new house by the end of 2017.