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“will be exploring” or “will have explored”

 
 
Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 10:06 am
I have a question about the future continuous and the future perfect. In this sentence: Probably by the time you read this I will have unpacked, and I ________ the town before it gets too dark. Is it correct to write "will be exploring"? Or is it "will have explored"? Thank you Very Happy
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 10:53 am
@Raul Moreno,
Both of your alternatives are acceptable, depending what you want to say.
Either you will be exploring, or you will have finished exploring, at the time the recipient reads it.
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2017 08:36 pm
@Raul Moreno,
Probably, by the time you read this, I will have unpacked and explored the town before it got too dark.

"I will have..." so the 'will have is 'understood' in 'will have explored'.

Probably, by the time you read this, I will have unpacked and be exploring the town before it gets too dark.

'be exploring' : change of verb from 'will have explored' so we need to use 'BE exploring'.
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