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    tense & aspect

    Hi there,

    What does it mean by this statement below:

    "The future is not so much a tense as an aspect: our view of what is
    happening is more important."

    Appreciate your help


  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: tense & aspect

    Time describes whether an event happens in the past, present or future. Aspect describes the duration that the event covers.

    Aspects in English: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionar...t+(linguistics)

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