future tense

noun

Definition of future tense

grammar
: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

future play
  1. : that is to be

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

  3. : existing or occurring at a later time

  1. : time that is to come

  2. : what is going to happen

  3. : an expectation of advancement or progressive development

tense play
  1. : stretched tight : made taut : rigid

  2. : feeling or showing nervous tension

  3. : marked by strain or suspense

  1. : to make tense

  2. : to become tense

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

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

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


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