imperfective


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Synonyms for imperfective

aspect without regard to the beginning or completion of the action of the verb

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In BP, the activity aspect can be evidenced through the imperfective paradox test, since verbs that denote activities entail the action's realization in progressive tense:
The three other examples with obnositi contain the words cast 'honor' and duznost 'duty', as is usual in contexts with the imperfective obnaSati ("carry" honor/duty).
Set 2 included the same meaning-oriented multimedia tasks, but required an advanced use of the perfective and imperfective forms.
She postulates that the fact that Hindi (the main substrate language for IndE speakers) compulsorily marks all imperfectives is transferred to IndE, producing an overuse of the progressive among Indian speakers of English.
camino, caminaba, caminare; I walk, I was walking, I will walk) have imperfective aspect, whereas most compound tenses (e.
A Semantics for the Spanish Perfective and Imperfective Forms.
In Hindi, Ergative case is used in perfective but not in imperfective aspect.
Backgrounded, supportive information, usually in the form of commentary, flashbacks, or evaluation, has no chronological sequence constraints, and shows an unmarked association with tenses other than the simple past, non-assertive modality, and imperfective aspect (Cristofaro, 2005; Hopper, 1979; Tsur, 2009).
This makes it impossible to characterize the Passe Compose's meaning here as either perfective or imperfective.
The imperfective represents the real, or actual, mode of non-finiteness ('realis'), while the perfective represents the potential, or virtual ('irrealis').
One familiar proposal is that process verbs in the progressive or imperfective form exhibit perfective entailments that accomplishment verbs do not.
The claim is merely that the agent must have knowledge of the action as in progress, under the imperfective aspect "I am [phi]-ing," which does not entail the truth of the perfective "I will have [phi]-ed.
Chapter 8 offers a reexamination of the English progressive, with special attention devoted to the imperfective paradox.
The conclusion is that the most influential elements for the generic interpretation (shared access) ore the generic activators and that the imperfective aspect and present tense ore not indispensable requirements to reach such interpretation.
They automatically take on an imperfective interpretation.