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Spanish Future Perfect Indicative

Spanish Future Perfect Indicative

Quick Answer

The Spanish future perfect indicative (el futuro compuesto ) is used to talk about something that will have been completed at a certain point in the future. It can also indicate probability, or what might have or could have happened.

Spanish Future Perfect Forms

The Spanish future perfect is formed by combining the simple future of the verb haber  with a past participle.

Future Perfect Formula:

simple future of haber + past participle

In case you've forgotten, here's how to form haber in the simple future:

Haber in the Simple Future

SubjectSimple Future of Haber
yo
habré
 
habrás
 
él, ella, usted
habrá
 
nosotros
habremos
 
vosotros
habréis
 
ellos, ellas, ustedes
habrán
 

Future Perfect Examples

Future Events

Here are examples of the future perfect indicative used to talk about actions that will have been completed before another action in the future. In this sense, the future perfect is used to talk about something that hasn’t happened yet.

Habré terminado mi trabajo para diciembre.
I will have finished my work by December.
 
Ya habrás pedido cuando yo llegue.
You will have already ordered when I arrive.
 
Usted habrá estudiado español por tres años para este mayo.
You will have studied three years of Spanish by this May.
 

Likelihood and Conjecture

Here are examples of the future perfect indicative used to talk about likelihood or conjecture. In this sense, the future perfect is used to talk about what someone guesses or thinks might be true.

¿Dónde está Paco? - Él habrá ido a otro café.
Where is Paco? - He might have gone to another cafe.
 
Ellos habrán tenido hambre para la noche.
They may have been hungry by nighttime.
 
Habrá salido de Atlanta.
She must have left Atlanta.
 

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