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Is there anything wrong with these sentences?

Vorrò essere andato a scuola.

Vorrò andare a scuola.

How do you render the future perfect tense in Italian?

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    The first does not exist (a double infinitive makes no sense, did you possibly mean "Vorrò essere andato a scuola" ?) – martina Jan 4 '14 at 17:17
  • Yes verb to "be" or to have +past participle = perfect in english. – md nth Jan 4 '14 at 17:31
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    You already got replies to your question, but I would like to remark that the first sentence, even if correct, sounds weird to me. I am unable to imagine a situation in which it may sound appropriate. – gd1 Jan 4 '14 at 21:46
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    @gd1: Let me see... “Adesso non mi importa niente della scuola, e non ci voglio andare di certo. Ma un giorno, quando avrò bisogno di un diploma, vorrò esserci andato”. Ok, not the most natural of sentences: I gave it a try. – DaG Jan 4 '14 at 23:20
  • @Dag: Excellent, I'm convinced! – gd1 Jan 4 '14 at 23:23
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Yes, there is such a tense, and it is called in Italian futuro anteriore.

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    -1, this is not an answer, but, at best, a comment, though. – Kyriakos Kyritsis Jan 4 '14 at 20:42
  • @KyriakosKyritsis: Would you consider it to be an answer now that I rephrased it to answer to the OP's question (“Is there a tense for future perfect?”)? As for “What's wrong...”, it was already answered by Martina, and edited in the question. – DaG Jan 4 '14 at 21:33

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