Past future perfect tense

Past future perfect tense

        Past Future Perfect Tense. Actually Past future perfect tense is rarely used in daily conversations. However, by sharing this, it is expected to assist students to understand and comprehend about Past future perfect tense.  so here I want to share about the pattern and the function or usage of Past future perfect tense.

The Pattern of Past future perfect tense

By using Verb

(+) S + would/should + have + V3

        She would have shouted, but I couldn’t.

        I would have married her if i had become an engineer                    three years ago.

(-) S + would/should + not + have + V3

         She would not have shouted, but I couldn’t.

         I would have married her if i had become an engineer                     three years ago.

(?) Would/should + S + have + V3

       Would she have shouted, but I couldn’t.

       I would have married her if i had become an engineer                      three years ago.

Without using Verb

(+) S + would/should + have + been + Adj/Adv/N

        I would have been a rich man at that time.

       They would have been in Surabaya before the end of                       last week.

(-) S + would/should + not + have + been + Adj/Adv/N

        I would have been a rich man at that time.

       They would have been in Surabaya before the end of                        last week.

(?) Would/should + S + have + been + Adj/Adv/N      

        I would have been a rich man at that time.

       They would have been in Surabaya before the end of                        last week.        

Note :

Adj = Adjective

Adv = Adverb

N = Noun

    The function or usage of Past future perfect tense

  1. Past future perfect tense is used to describe some action that has happened earlier which results is something not to the satisfaction of the doer.

Example 1:

“If I had asked come earlier, I would have bought the last copy of the book.”

Explanation: I did not come earlier. If I did, the last book would still be there and I had the chance to buy it.

Example 2:

“If man had shown concern towards the earth, it would not have been polluted to the present extent.”

Explanation: Man did not show concern towards the earth. Man polluted the earth every now and then. It reached a serious state when this sentence is written.     

  1. Past future perfect tense is usually used to express the activities that would (should)have been completed at past time and to declare a conditional sentence type III (past unreal / regretting).

Example:

  1. The activities that would (should) have been completed at past time

“I would have done my homework by 9 o’clock last night.”

(fact: i couldn’t finish my homework)

2.Conditional sentences type III (past unreal/regretting)

“He wouldn’t have gotten accident if he had driven his car carefully. “

(fact: he got accident)

        That’s all about Past future perfect tense I can share. Hopefully it will be useful for increasing our English.

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