View table of contents for this book View table of contents for LinguaLinksLibrary Go to LinguaLinks home page

What is future perfect tense?



Future perfect tense is an absolute-relative tense that refers to a time located before a contextually determined temporal reference point that must be located in the future relative to the moment of utterance.

Example (English)
  • By that time, he will have returned.
  • Generic
      Future perfect tense is a kind of

    Comrie 1985b 69–71


    Mish 1991 501

    Context for this page:

    Go to SIL home page This page is an extract from the LinguaLinks Library, Version 5.0 published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 2003. [Ordering information.]

    Page content last modified: 5 January 2004

    © 2004 SIL International