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1. It will be Chris.
2. It shall be Chris.
*3. It will have been Chris.
*4. It shall have been Chris.
5. It would have been Chris.
6. It should have been Chris.
7. It can be Chris.
*8. It can have been Chris.
9. It could have been Chris.
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Does #1 mean #2? What is the difference in meaning? Are #3, #4, and #8 ungrammatical?

What is the difference between #5 and #6?

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  1. All are grammatical in some contexts. Though the distinction is fading away,

    "will" is used in the indicative mood
    "shall" is the imperative mood
    (reversed in first person)

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  2. Steve is right.

    #8 is not ungrammatical, but having a present tense auxiliary verb is very strange. This would not be used very often, if at all.

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