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  • Grammatical Aspect
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    Grammatical Aspect

    Grammatical aspect is the grammaticalized expression of the temporal structure of an action or state. Temporal structure roughly relates to duration. Four grammatical aspects exist in the English language: simple aspect, perfect aspect, progressive aspect, and perfect-progressive aspect. Grammatical Tense Grammatical Aspect in English describes the four grammatical aspects of the English language. Tense and […] More

  • The Progressive in English Grammar
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    The Progressive in English Grammar

    Progressives are words that express the progressive aspect including the perfect-progressive aspect. Progressives function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only one grammatical form can perform the function of progressive in English. The one grammatical form that can function as the progressive is the verb. Only the verb be, sometimes referred to as the progressive […] More

  • Present Participles of English Verbs
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    Present Participles of English Verbs

    Present participles, or -ing participles, are a nonfinite verb form in English that perform verbal, adjectival, and nominal functions. The following sections explain how to form present participles and how to use present participles in English and include examples to illustrate form and function. Present participles are also referred to as -ing participles, active participles, […] More

  • Tense and Aspect of English Verbs
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    Tense and Aspect of English Verbs

    All finite, or conjugated, verbs in English express grammatical tense and grammatical aspect. Tense is the grammaticalized expression of the location in time of an action or state, which only roughly relates to actual time. Aspect is the grammaticalized expression of the temporal structure of an action or state, which roughly relates to duration. Simple […] More

  • Grammatical Aspect in English
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    Grammatical Aspect in English

    Grammatical aspect can be defined as the grammaticalized expression of the temporal structure of an action or state. Temporal structure roughly relates to duration. The English language has four grammatical aspects: Simple aspect Perfect aspect Progressive aspect Perfect-progressive aspect Simple Aspect The first grammatical aspect in the English language is the simple aspect. The simple […] More