Which verb tense refers to an action completed before a set time in the future? Which verb tense refers to an action completed before a set time in the past?

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Sep 26, 2016

Answer:

See explanation.

Explanation:

Answer to the first part of your question is Future Perfect tense (will have done)

Example: We are late. Iexpect the film will already have started by the time we get to the cinema.

The second situation requires use of Past Perfect tense (had done)

Example: When I arrived at the party Tom was not there. He had already gone home.