Definition of Perfective tense

1. Noun. A tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect).




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perfective Tense

perfectionism
perfectionisms
perfectionist
perfectionistic
perfectionists
perfectionless
perfectionment
perfectionments
perfections
perfectissimate
perfectissimates
perfectitude
perfective
perfective aspect
perfective aspects
perfective tense (current term)
perfectively
perfectiveness
perfectives
perfectivities
perfectivity
perfectivization
perfectly
perfectness
perfectnesses
perfecto
perfector
perfectors
perfectos
perfects

Literary usage of Perfective tense

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1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"... to-day Luther sometimes used the same form with exactly the same force with reference to the future, which, however, is not the future perfective tense ..."

2. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"... out in that paper that ro- is almost entirely absent from the «-subjunctive, a descendant of the Indo-Germanic perfective tense the sigmatic aorist. ..."

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