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future tense Syllabification: fu·ture tense

Definition of future tense in English:


A tense expressing an action that has not yet happened or a state that does not yet exist: the dialect does not have a past or future tense the report was in the future tense and was written to explain what was due to happen that evening
More example sentences
  • Affirmations should be affirmed in the present tense, not the future tense.
  • People talk a lot about happiness in the future tense.
  • Thus, many African languages simply do not express a future tense or a future history.
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