will have been purchased

Discussion in 'English Only' started by sibu, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. sibu Senior Member

    I have a doubt about the sentence below, which I made up myself. I would fill "will have been purchased" in the gap. "will be purchased" would be wrong, wouldn't it?
    However, if the verb was "sell", either "will have been sold" or "will be sold" would work, right?

    "The new phone is in stores now... You'd better get hold of it immediately. If you don’t hurry, all the phones (purchase) _____ by the time you get to your store!"
  2. The Newt

    The Newt Senior Member

    USA / EEUU
    English - US
    I don't see any objection to "will be purchased" in that context.
  3. sibu Senior Member

    OK, thank you! I wonder if "are going to be purchased" would work as as well?

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