perfect tense


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Related to perfect tense: future perfect tense, past perfect tense, imperfect tense
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Noun1.Perfect tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)perfect tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
tense - a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
present perfect, present perfect tense - a perfective tense used to express action completed in the present; "`I have finished' is an example of the present perfect"
past perfect, past perfect tense, pluperfect, pluperfect tense - a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past; "`I had finished' is an example of the past perfect"
future perfect, future perfect tense - a perfective tense used to describe action that will be completed in the future; "`I will have finished' is an example of the future perfect"
References in classic literature ?
Give me the verb `to be,' potential mood, past perfect tense.
The subjunctive mood, past perfect tense of the verb `to know.
I have interviewed people with masters and PhD degrees who are native English speakers but not all of them can tell me the difference between past simple tense and present perfect tense.
I had spent hour upon hour at the desk in my bedroom revising the French direct object pronouns and the perfect tense in German.
If you go through and do a lot of verb conjugations and you're really good at putting verbs into the past perfect tense," Nielson says, "it doesn't mean if you want to have a conversation with someone, that you're going to use the past perfect tense appropriately.
Similarly to Estonian, past perfect tense forms are employed in Livonian as an evidential strategy.
And after his "perfect" ramble, the reign of King Rafa may not be too far from the perfect tense.
Similarly, in language learning, if learners are not familiar with the past simple tense, we are unlikely to introduce the past perfect tense.
She told delegates at the NAS/UWT's annual conference in Bournemouth: "When, at the beginning of my career, I went into classrooms to teach Year Eights the perfect tense, I did not expect it to end with an industrial disease.
The translation reads well; however, I noticed that the German idiom of expressing probability by using the future perfect tense is often translated literally.
Then, I will concern myself with how the narratives of these narrators often alternatively rely on two types of diegetic modes--an autonomous diegesis with the simple past tense (SP), and a linked diegesis with the present perfect tense (PP).
The distributional properties of used to revealed by Tagliamonte and Lawrence are precisely those of the present perfect tense.