perfective tense

Definitions of perfective tense
  1. noun
    a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
    synonyms: perfect, perfect tense, perfective
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    types:
    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
    type of:
    tense
    a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
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