future perfect

adjective

: of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is traditionally formed in English with will have and shall have and that expresses completion of an action by a specified time that is yet to come
future perfect noun

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of future perfect was circa 1898

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“Future perfect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/future%20perfect. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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