Good evening. (I've had some sleep; I'm wide awake now. )
They're similar, but different. (How are you using them?) The terms I'm searching for describe what the speaker is familar with (e.g., habitual: She would wait for the bus every day), and isn't familiar with (e.g., possibility) or chooses (hence, one's will) not to be too familiar with (e.g., polite speech: Would you pass me the salt).Originally Posted by Roro
What's the other point of view?Originally Posted by Roro
Typo. My fingers type faster than the time it takes the information to leave my brain. Click on the link. Deictic: http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/cleary/deictic.html Note, I'm using the term 'deictic' in a new way; roughly, to describe speaker knowledge relative to the event.Originally Posted by Roro
Check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_tense. . . how (or to what extent) we can apply this classification to another languages.