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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 Simple Past of English Verbs
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    The Simple Past of English Verbs

    All English verbs that are conjugated express a combination of grammatical tense, grammatical aspect, grammatical voice, and grammatical mood. Tense is the grammaticalized expression of time. Aspect is the grammaticalized expression of temporal structure or duration. Mood is the expression of modality, which is the expression of possibility, probability, necessity, and contingency. Voice is the […] More

  • The Simple Present of English Verbs
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    The Simple Present of English Verbs

    Conjugated verbs in English express a combination of verb tense, verb aspect, verb voice, and verb mood. Tense, which imperfectly corresponds to time, is the grammaticalized expression of time. Aspect, which corresponds to duration of an action or state, is the grammaticalized expression of temporal structure. Mood is one way to express modality, which is […] 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