Future perfect

The future perfect (futur antérieur)

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn how to form and use the future perfect
  • Learn phrases of anteriority in the future
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Key Words & Phrases

  • aussitôt que
  • dès que
  • d’ici là
  • d’ici + time
  • une fois que

Nous nous serons habitués d’ici là !
Il s’endormira aussitôt que tu auras éteint la lumière.
Tu me tiendras au courant dès que tu auras reçu la réponse ?
Ne seras-tu pas parti quand ils se réveilleront ?
Tu continueras à jouer sans moi une fois que je serai parti ?

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Lawless French: the future perfect

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Kwiziq: conjunctions with the future perfect

Watch

Love Learning Languages: the future perfect

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Learn French with Pascal: the future perfect

Read

Cliffsnotes: the future perfect

ThoughtCo: the future perfect

Lawless French: French future perfect conjugations

Practice

Tex’s French Grammar: practice the future perfect

Conjuguemos: practice the future perfect

Lingolia: practice the future perfect

To learn French: practice the simple future and future perfect

Using one of the recommended resources to get writing feedback, respond to the prompt below.

Translate the following sentences into French, using the future perfect for the verbs in bold.

  • I will have organised these documents by Friday.
  • You will have your dessert once you have finished your vegetables.
  • We will call you as soon as we arrive.
  • They will have left too late.
  • You will have understood that it is complicated.

Using one of the platforms for finding a tutor or language exchange partner, practice the speaking activities below.

Partner Speaking Exercise:

Describe and discuss your ideal version of the future with your French-speaking partner.

You can discuss what you think will have been invented, what issues will be sorted, which people will have accomplished which tasks, etc ten years from now.

Let your partner ask you a few questions, and ask them some about their vision of the future. All by using the future perfect, bien sûr !

Example: D’ici dix ans, je pense que tout le monde aura appris à parler français !

Independent Speaking Exercise:

Qu’est-ce que tu auras accompli d’ici l’année prochaine ?

Make at least 5 sentences describing what you hope you, your loved ones or another person of your choice will have done/accomplished and what you/they won’t have done one year from now.

Example: D’ici l’année prochaine, j’espère que j’aurai arrêté de fumer.

You can find instructions and a download link in our flashcards module.

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