ORDER OF DISCUSSION.
I. Tense as the Expression ot the Time-sphere 1—11.
II. Form of the Tenses 12—76.
a. Formation of the Perfect Tenses 13—18.
b. Formation of the Future Tenses 19—76.
1. Historical survey and preliminary observations 19—27. ' 2. Shall (should) and will (would) in non-reported declarative sentences or clauses 28—34.
3. Shall (should) and will (would) in non-reported questions 35—40.
4. Shall (should) and will (would) in reported statements 41—51.
5. Shall (should) and will (would) in reported questions 52—58.
6. Shortenings 59—61.
7. Peculiar applications of shall (should) and will (would) in Elizabethan English 62—67.
8. Further expedients to express Futurity 68—76.
III. Use of the Tenses 77—148.
a. The Present Tense doing duty for the Future 78—88.
b. The Present Tense doing duty for the Perfect or the Preterite 89—92.
c. The Perfect compared with the Preterite 93—118.
d. The Perfect compared with the Present 119—134.
e. The Pluperfect corresponding to the Perfect in the second function 135—137.
ƒ. The Tenses of Completed Action compared with the Tenses of Incompleted Action 138—148.