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Old December 03, 2008, 04:19 AM
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Future Perfect Tense

1. You use the future perfect to describe an action or event that will happen in the future before another future action.
Él habrá terminado el trabajo antes de que el día termine.
=> He will have finished the work before the end of the day

2. Future perfect may also express probability in the RECENT past.
¿Lo habrán hecho? => I wonder if they did it.
Habré ganado. => I must have won

My question is how common is the second usage? And is there other ways to express the same thing?
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Old December 03, 2008, 08:07 AM
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They're very common.

If you want to say I wonder, you'll use the future tense. Note these differences:
I wonder if they'll do it (soon). = ¿Lo harán?
I wonder if they did it (earlier). = ¿Lo habrán hecho?
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