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Princeton's WordNet

  1. future, future tense(noun)

    a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future

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  1. future tense(Noun)

    The tense or time form of a verb used to refer to an event or occurrence that has not yet happened or is expected to happen in the future.

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  1. Future tense

    In grammar, a future tense is a verb form that marks the event described by the verb as not having happened yet, but expected to happen in the future. An example of a future tense form is the French aimera, meaning "will love", derived from the verb aimer. English does not have a future tense formed by verb inflection in this way, although it has a number of ways of expressing futurity, particularly the construction with the auxiliary verb will or shall, and grammarians differ in whether they describe such constructions as representing a future tense in English. The "future" expressed by the future tense usually means the future relative to the moment of speaking, although in contexts where relative tense is used it may mean the future relative to some other point in time under consideration. Future tense can be denoted by the glossing abbreviation FUT.

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