perfect tense

noun

grammar
: a verb tense that is used to refer to an action or state that is completed at the time of speaking or at a time spoken of

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“Perfect tense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfect%20tense. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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perfect tense

noun
: a verb tense that expresses an action or state completed at the time of speaking or at a time spoken of
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