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past future perfect

adjective

Definition of past future perfect

:of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is traditionally formed in English with would have or should have and denotes an action or state completed at a time formerly in prospect (as would have finished in “on Monday I saw that by Friday he would have finished”)

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Origin and Etymology of past future perfect

1past + future perfect, adjective


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past future perfect

noun

Definition of past future perfect

1 :the past future perfect tense of a language
2 :a verb form in the past future perfect tense

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