Future Perfect Conjugation
The future perfect tense describes events which will be past events in the future. For example, the sentence "Once we get there, we will have driven over 1,000 kilometers" is written in the future perfect tense. While quickly comprehending the future perfect tense can take a bit of practice, forming the tense is straightforward. To form the future perfect tense, use werden as a helping verb. The verb conjugation for werden will follow the present tense. Then, place the present perfect participle of the main verb + either haben or sein at the end of the clause. Haben is used most frequently, and sein is used for some intransitive verbs involving motion, as well as verbs that imply a transformation.
As an example, the phrase "I will have eaten my lunch" is written as "Ich werde mein Mittagessen gegessen haben." It sounds difficult, but the following exercises will help you develop a strong grasp of how to use this challenging verb tense.