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Future Participle (Active)

498. The Future Participle (except futūrus and ventūrus) is rarely used in simple agreement with a noun, except by poets and later writers.

a. The future participle is chiefly used with the forms of esse (often omitted in the infinitive) in the Active Periphrastic Conjugation (see § 195):—

    morere, Diagorā, nōn enim in caelum adscēnsūrus es (Tusc. 1.111), die, Diagoras, for you are not likely to rise to heaven.

    spērat adulēscēns diū sē vīctūrum (Cat. M. 68), the young man hopes to live long (that he shall live long).

    neque petītūrus umquam cōnsulātum vidērētur (Off. 3.79), and did not seem likely ever to be a candidate for the consulship.

b. With the past tenses of esse in the indicative, the future participle is often equivalent to the pluperfect subjunctive (§ 517. d). For futūrum fuisse, see § 589. b.

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