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PERFECT TENSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perfect tense mean? 

PERFECT TENSE (noun)
  The noun PERFECT TENSE has 1 sense:

1. a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)

  Familiarity information: PERFECT TENSE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERFECT TENSE (noun)


Sense 1perfect tense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

perfect; perfect tense; perfective; perfective tense

Hypernyms ("perfect tense" is a kind of...):

tense (a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perfect tense"):

present perfect; present perfect tense (a perfective tense used to express action completed in the present)

past perfect; past perfect tense; pluperfect; pluperfect tense (a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past)

future perfect; future perfect tense (a perfective tense used to describe action that will be completed in the future)


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