Future Tense

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  • Q1

    Select the correct option from the bracket.
    1. If you don’t hurry, the bank (will have closed, close) by the time you arrive.
    2. They (leave, will have left) the classroom by the end of the hour.
    3. By 10 o’clock she (will have been watching, is watching) TV for two hours.
    4. She (will have returned, returned) from the excursion by 7 o’clock.
    5. By this time next year we (will have moved, move) into our new house.
    6. At midnight the presenters (will have been presenting, will present) their projects for ten hours.
    7. As soon as we reach the coast we (have been sailing, will have been sailing) for a week.
    8. He will be tired. He (will have been traveling, was traveling) for 24 hours.
    9. By her fiftieth birthday mom (was teaching, will have been teaching) for 25 years.
    10. How long will you (have been living, has been living) in London when you graduate.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. will have closed
    2. will have left
    3. will have been watching
    4. will have returned
    5. will have moved
    6. will have been presenting
    7. will have been sailing
    8. will have been traveling
    9. will have been teaching
    10. have been living

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  • Q2

    Read the paragraph and supply the suitable verbs from the box.

    will have serviced will have been sleeping

    will have made will have been investing

    will have negotiated will have finished

    will have forgotten will have been helping will have been waiting will have been sleeping

    I (i)_________ for one hour by the time my uncle comes. The mechanic (ii)_______ my uncle’s car by next Wednesday. By next week, my uncle (iii)________ the price of the house he wants to buy. He (iv) ________ in real estate for two years by 2020. By next year, I (v) ________ my uncle in his business for four years ever since I came to stay with him.

    You (vi) __________ for more than an hour when her plane finally arrives. She (vii)_________ for only four hours when the alarm goes off. I believe we (viii) _____ all the posters and TV shots by tomorrow. Two years from now John (ix) _______ his course and will already be working as a doctor. By the time I finish reading this 2,000-page book, I ________ the beginning.

    Answer:

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    I (i) will have been sleeping for one hour by the time my uncle comes. The mechanic (ii) will have serviced my uncle’s car by next Wednesday. By next week, my uncle (iii) will have negotiated the price of the house he wants to buy. He (iv) will have been investing in real estate for two years by 2020. By next year, I (v) will have been helping my uncle in his business for four years ever since I came to stay with him.

    You (vi) will have been waiting for more than an hour when her plane finally arrives. She (vii) will have been sleeping for only four hours when the alarm goes off. I believe we (viii) will have made all the posters and TV shots by tomorrow. Two years from now John (ix) will have finished his course and will already be working as a doctor. By the time I finish reading this 2,000-page book, I (x) will have forgotten the beginning.

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  • Q3

    There is an error in each of the following sentence. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct question number.
    By the time I start my shift, Dr. Frazier
    was working for 18 hours straight. I (a)
    will not finishing the night shift by the (b)
    time you get up in the morning. By 2025,
    I hope doctors of this hospital will find (c)
    a cure for cancer. By the end of this year,
    Dr. Frazier was working here for 20 (d) ­­­­
    years. The hospital authorities had (e)
    appointed Dr. Frazier’s replacement by
    the time he retires.
    The fire has burnt the building (f) ­­­­
    to the ground by the time the firemen arrive.
    The special offer-buy two, get one free-
    will finish by midday tomorrow. (g)
    He has cooked the lamb by the time (h) Ashley returns from office.
    By the time I retire in 2025, I worked (i) in this company for 36 years.
    By May, next year I was (j) living here for 9 years.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a)was will have been

    1. finishing have finished
    2. find have found
    3. was will have been working
    4. had will have
    5. has will have
    6. finish will have finished
    7. has will have cooked
    8. knew will have worked
    9. was will have been

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  • Q4

    Choose the correct sentence with the appropriate tense:
    1.
    (a) Will the famous artist have been painting the mural for over six months by the time it is finished?
    (b) Will the famous artist have painted the mural for over six months by the time it is finished?

    2.

    (a) At the rate he is going, he will have been spending all his money by the time he is twenty-one.
    (b) At the rate he is going, he will have spent all his money by the time he is twenty-one.

    3.

    (a)Will Stacey have been dreaming about the end of class for an hour by 10:00 a.m.?
    (b) Will Stacey have dreamt about the end of class for an hour by 10:00 a.m.?

    4.

    (a) The police will have heard about the theft by this time.
    (b) The police will have been hearing about the theft by this time.

    5.

    (a) She will have been going to Japan four times if she goes there again.
    (b) She will have gone to Japan four times if she goes there again.

    6.
    (a) Chris will have been running for ten miles once he crosses the finish line.
    (b) Chris has been running for ten miles once he crosses the finish line.

    7.

    (a) In two minutes the magician was holding her breath for eight minutes.
    (b) In two minutes the magician will have been holding her breath for eight minutes.

    8.
    (a) Lee will have been driving for eight hours straight by the time we reach our destination.
    (b) Lee has driven for eight hours straight by the time we reach our destination.

    9.

    (a) Will she have been learning enough Chinese to communicate before she moves to Beijing?
    (b) Will she have learned enough Chinese to communicate before she moves to Beijing?

    10.

    (a) The stadium will have been built by the lake by 2013.
    (b) The stadium has been built by the lake by 2013.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. (a) Will the famous artist have been painting the mural for over six months by the time it is finished?
    2. (b) At the rate he is going, he will have spent all his money by the time he is twenty-one.
    3.(a) Will Stacey have been dreaming about the end of class for an hour by 10:00 a.m.?
    4.(a) The police will have heard about the theft by this time.
    5.(b) She will have gone to Japan four times if she goes there again.
    6.(a) Chris will have been running for ten miles once he crosses the finish line.
    7.(b) In two minutes the magician will have been holding her breath for eight minutes.
    8.(a) Lee will have been driving for eight hours straight by the time we reach our destination.
    9.(b) Will she have learned enough Chinese to communicate before she moves to Beijing?
    10.(a) The stadium will have been built by the lake by 2013.

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  • Q5

    Fill each blank with the correct tenses.
    (i) By this time next month, I ___________ the book. (write)
    (ii) Come at 5.30pm, I ___________ working by then. (finish)
    (iii) On the 15th of April we _________ here for eleven years. (live)
    (iv) At eight I ____________ breakfast for half an hour. (eat)
    (v) I'm visiting Australia at the moment, at the end of the year I _____________ more than 6000 km. (travel)
    (vi) In exactly ten days from now I ___________ English for four years. (learn)
    (vii) I'll come to join you around 7pm, my meeting _____________ by then. (finish)
    (viii) James ________________ at the University for more than two years by the time he leaves for Asia . (teach)
    (ix) He ___________ at the bank for a year before it finally closes. (work)
    (x) Jason will be tired when he gets home because he ________ for over an hour. (jog)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) will have written
    (ii) will have finished
    (iii) will have been living
    (iv) will have been eating
    (v) will have traveled
    (vi) will have been learning
    (vii) will have finished
    (viii) will have been teaching
    (ix) will have been working
    (x) will have been jogging

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