...will <have been><be> able to make... in the years 2004 and 2005. [future perfect]

JJXR

Senior Member
Russian
Hello to all,

Thanks for reading my post.


Sample sentence:

And that will be the lasting contribution my country, Romania, will <have been><be> able to make as a responsible elected member of the Security Council in the years 2004 and 2005.

Question:

Is it correct to use both have been and be in the above sentence? If yes, what is the difference?


Thanks a lot for any comments, corrections or suggestions!

Regards,
JJXR
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Since 2004-05 is in the past, "will be" wouldn't work. "Will have been able to make" is a bit odd, perhaps, but it does make sense.
     

    JJXR

    Senior Member
    Russian
    I think this sentence was said in 2003. The years 2004 and 2005 were in the future.
     
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