(Thanks drfantasyandfriends for the submission!)
I’m just like,
How my students see me:
I was like,
The Romans themselves did not distinguish between the future perfect and the perfect subjunctive. The forms are nearly identical, except for 1st person singular (-ero vs. -erim), and both verb forms denote a potential action that is complete (i.e. perfect).
The future perfect denotes an action that will be completed in the future, whereas the perfect subjunctive tends to suggest an action that could have been completed in the past — or just time before the main verb (sequence of tenses!).
I’ll never be able to look at figs, isthmuses, or sea urchins the same way.
(Thanks Greta for the submission!)