I'll have been finished with my dinner by then.

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AskLang

Senior Member
Filipino
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I'll have been finished with my dinner by then.
I'll have finished my dinner by then.
I'll be finished with my dinner by then.

Hello,

I just want to confirm if these three are all acceptable? The third one just seems incorrect for me because of the absence of the future perfect tense and the use of 'by then' but Im not sure. I hope you could help me.

Thanks.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Just the second two, please. And you can drop "my" if you like -- we're just going to assume that it's your dinner.
     

    Einstein

    Senior Member
    UK, English
    I agree with Copyright. The first sentence is a combination of the other two. Sometimes there's a tendency to use forms that are more complicated than the correct one, for fear of being too simple.
     
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