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Spanish Future Perfect Subjunctive

Spanish Future Perfect Subjunctive

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Like the future subjunctive, the future perfect subjunctive (el futuro compuesto del subjuntivo ) is rarely used in modern Spanish. However, as you may see in literature and legal documents, it is definitely a useful tense to be able to recognize. It is used to indicate actions that will have happened in the future at a certain point. Nowadays, the future perfect subjunctive is often replaced by the past perfect subjunctive or the present perfect subjunctive.

Future Perfect Subjunctive Forms

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

Future Perfect Subjunctive Formula:

future subjunctive of haber + past participle

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

Haber in the Future Subjunctive

SubjectVerb Conjugations
yo
hubiere
 
hubieres
 
él, ella, usted
hubiere
 
nosotros
hubiéremos
 
vosotros
hubiereis
 
ellos, ellas, ustedes
hubieren
 

The nosotros form of the future subjunctive often has a tilde.

Examples: hubiéremos , supiéremos 

Future Perfect Subjunctive Examples

Because the future perfect subjunctive is so rarely used, each example is followed by an example of sentence using the past perfect subjunctive as it is used in modern Spanish.

Cuando tenga 50 años, hubiere viajado por todo el mundo.
When I am 50, I will have traveled the entire world.
 
Cuando tenga 50 años, hubiera viajado por todo el mundo.
When I am 50, I will have traveled the entire world.
 
¿Habrías venido si hubieres tenido un coche?
Would you have come if you had a car?
 
¿Habrías venido si hubieras tenido un coche?
Would you have come if you had a car?
 
Él no sabe si hubiere ganado la elección hasta el lunes.
He doesn't know if he will have won the election until Monday.
 
Él no sabe si hubiera ganado la elección hasta el lunes.
He doesn't know if he will have won the election until Monday.
 
No creemos que hubiéremos comprado una casa este año.
We don't believe that we will have bought a new house this year.
 
No creemos que hubiéramos comprado una casa este año.
We don't believe that we will have bought a new house this year.
 
Quiero que vosotros hubiereis limpiado toda la casa para las seis.
I want you to have cleaned the whole house by 6 o'clock.
 
Quiero que vosotros hubierais limpiado toda la casa para las seis.
I want you to have cleaned the whole house by 6 o'clock.
 
Es posible que ellos hubieren cantado por cuatro horas.
It is possible that they will have sung for four hours.
 
Es posible que ellos hubieran cantado por cuatro horas.
It is possible that they will have sung for four hours.
 

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