perfective


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a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)

the aspect of a verb that expresses a completed action

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28) Since noncognitive appetition orders the subject to a good that is perfective of it, this criticism that Geiger makes of Rousselot provides an early indication that Geiger does not understand the object of the will, which he calls the "good as such," to be identical with that which is "perfective of the subject.
In this case, performing preventive or adaptive maintenance in the anticipation of change within the data environments, as well as, conducting perfective maintenance to get rid of inefficiencies, improve performance and enhance overall maintainability becomes a priority.
Set 2 included the same meaning-oriented multimedia tasks, but required an advanced use of the perfective and imperfective forms.
McCarty's argument, for example, that modeling is an "iterative, perfective process" is perhaps less applicable to these early depictions of the printing press than other aspects of his definition.
Alternative means of expressing discursive temporality in Hebrew narratives are analyzed below in contrast to Spanish and French, as two languages which make an overt, grammatically obligatory distinction between Imperfective and Perfective aspect.
Each of them share the following features: they tackle current change in the recent past, they all focus on the verb phrase (patterns, progressive and perfective aspects, passive voice, intention-marking constructions, semi-modal verbs, structures of negation, various complementation patterns, and negative contractions), they use methodologies for investigating short-term patterns of change in English, and they also have the goal of accomplishing comparability in corpus design and sampling of corpora from different periods to track linguistic history in terms of usage.
Aquinas does not think that goodness is distinct from being; rather, goodness is being understood as desirable or perfective, or being understood as able to bring about a thing's flourishing.
Ergative Case is assigned to the agent subjects of transitive verbs in past tense or perfective aspect.
Another particularity of the Kalkoti pronoun system shared with Palula is the case syncretism in first and second person singular between the genitive (as in (3)) and the form used (according to an ergative alignment) for the transitive agent-subject in the perfective (as in (4)).
a) The stative verbs in Bhujel tend to reject the perfective interpretation because they lack terminal boundary.
The predicate in (3) is telic and perfective, while the predicate in (4) is atelic and perfective.
The momentative implicates a perfective aspect, finalised action.
The first element of the phrase might have been interpreted as a perfective particle, a variant on par, suggesting a meaning such as 'excessively nickety'.