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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):—

  1. morere, Diagorā, nōn enim in caelum adscēnsūrus es (Tusc. 1.111) , die, Diagoras, for you are not likely to rise to heaven.
  2. spērat adulēscēns diū vīctūrum (Cat. M. 68) , the young man hopes to live long (that he shall live long).
  3. 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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