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future tense

noun

Simple Definition of future tense

  • grammar : a verb tense that is used to refer to the future

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of future tense

grammar

  1. :  a verb tense that is used to refer to the future <The future tense in English is formed with “will” or “shall.”>

Word by Word Definitions

futureplay
  1. :  that is to be

    :  existing after death

    :  of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come

  1. :  time that is to come

    :  what is going to happen

    :  an expectation of advancement or progressive development

tenseplay
  1. :  a distinction of form in a verb to express distinctions of time or duration of the action or state it denotes

    :  a set of inflectional forms of a verb that express distinctions of time

    :  an inflectional form of a verb expressing a specific time distinction

  1. :  stretched tight :  made taut :  rigid

    :  feeling or showing nervous tension

    :  marked by strain or suspense

  1. :  to make tense

    :  to become tense


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