Definition of Future perfect

1. Noun. A perfective tense used to describe action that will be completed in the future. "`I will have finished' is an example of the future perfect"

Definition of Future perfect

1. Noun. (grammar) A tense that expresses action completed at some time in the future; in English it is formed by use of ''will have'' (or ''shall have'') and a past participle ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Future Perfect

future continuous
future day
future interest
future interests
future participle
future participles
future perfect (current term)
future perfect continuous
future perfect progressive
future perfect tense
future progressive
future progressive tense
future proof
future simple
future tense
future tenses

Literary usage of Future perfect

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"future perfect. The future perfect tense represents that an action or event ... We also find the past tense instead of the future perfect, as the past is ..."

2. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"future perfect TENSE 478. The future perfect denotes an action as completed in the ... Hence the future perfect is much commoner in Latin than in English. ..."

3. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"... pluperfect, and future perfect, see 573-575. 1145. ... With «то/uai tlie aorist participle equals the future perfect : oil ..."

4. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"Perfect for future perfect. — The perfect may be used vividly for the future ... future perfect 1141. The future perfect is the perfect transferred to the ..."

5. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 72 by Harvard University Department of Classics Staff, Department Of Classi Harvard University (1906)
"There are, further, strong indications that the perfect infinitive joined with the verb uolo expresses the idea of the future perfect. ..."

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