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Thursday, 22 May 2008

Just a quickie....

English - weird, wonderful and almost omnipotently expressive.


If the verb "to pass" has as future perfect "will have passed", what is the future perfect of "to come to pass"? Not "will have come passed", not "will have came to pass", not "will come to have passed", not "will came to pass"... it seems as though it can only be "will have come to pass", which - dang it! - I find more than merely mildly unsatisfactory.

I dare say though that you couldn't give two hoots about such conundra, but now I think about it, maybe a single hoot would suffice.

Tense Stuff.