perfective tense

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Synonyms for perfective tense

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

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The use of the perfect (or other perfective tenses, e.
Cortes and Vila (1991), in a study of a monolingual Catalan child and two bilingual Spanish/Catalan ones, acknowledge the same initial tendency to associate activity verbs with imperfective or progressive forms and achievement or accomplishment verbs with perfective tenses in their subjects.