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Formation: Future & Conditional Perfect

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2005-02-21 – © Baldo Partners: Hector Cantú & Carlos Castellanos; Universal UClick

The Future and Conditional Perfect Indicative (el futuro perfecto y el condicional perfecto) are compound tenses in Spanish and are formed by a future, or conditional, form of the verb haber, plus the past participle. Their use is very similar to the usage in English.

Future of Haber

 SingularPlural
1st Person:habréhabremos
2nd Person:habráshabréis
3rd Person:habráhabrán

Thus:

  • Habré comido para las dos. (I will have eaten by 2 o’clock.)
  • Habrán terminado cuando lleguemos. (They will have finished when we arrive.)

Conditional of Haber

 SingularPlural
1st Person:habríahabríamos
2nd Person:habríashabríais
3rd Person:habríahabrían

Thus:

  • Lo habrías hecho, ¿verdad? (You would have done it, right?)
  • Te lo habríamos comprado, pero no pudimos. (We would have bought it for you, but we couldn’t.)

To review the formation of the simple future and conditional forms, ie., not the “perfect” compound forms, see the following: