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past future

adjective

Definition of past future

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is traditionally formed in English with would or should and denotes an action or state as future from a past point of view (as would write in “he promised that he would write”)

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Origin and Etymology of past future

1past + future, adjective


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past future

noun

Definition of past future

  1. 1 :  the past future tense of a language

  2. 2 :  a verb form in the past future tense

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