French Grammar Guide for non-francophones

Futur antérieur (e.g.: j'aurai parlé)

An Overview of the Futur Antérieur

The futur antérieur is used to describe a future action the precedes another future action, e.g.: Quand tu arrives, j'aurai terminé mes devoirs ("When you arrive, I will have finished my homework").

It tends to follow a sentence written in the present or the futur simple.

How to form the futur antérieur

The futur antérieur is formed by using the futur simple of avoir, followed by the past participle. This is illustrated in the following table:

futur antérieur Translation
j'aurai parlé "I will have spoken"
tu auras parlé "you will have spoken"
il,elle, on aura parlé "he, she, one will have spoken"
nous aurons parlé "we will have spoken"
vous aurez parlé "you will have spoken"
ils/elles auront parlé "they will have spoken"
Verb conjugation:
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