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What is future-in-future tense?



Future-in-future tense is an absolute-relative tense that refers to a time located in the future, relative to a temporal reference point that itself is located in the future relative to the moment of utterance.

Example (Latin)
  • daturus erit ‘he will be about to give’ [diacritics not shown]
  • Source:

    Comrie 1985b 74

  • Generic
      Future-in-future tense is a kind of

    Comrie 1985b 74–75

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