Definition of Perfective tense
1. Noun. A tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect).
Generic synonyms: Tense
Specialized synonyms: Present Perfect, Present Perfect Tense, Past Perfect, Past Perfect Tense, Pluperfect, Pluperfect Tense, Future Perfect, Future Perfect Tense
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perfective Tense
Literary usage of Perfective tense
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)
"... 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. ..."