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    cooccurrence relations

    The second condition is most explicitly shown in
    cooccurrence relations between the past tense and past time-position
    adverbials such as last week, in 1932, several weeks ago, yesterday, etc:


    Freda started school {last year. [1]
    Freda started school {in 1950. [2]

    (A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language)

    I understand 'cooccurrence relations' as 'relations that co-occur' (in one sentence?).
    But why 'relations' - are there several relations between the past tense and past time-position adverbials?

    Thanks.

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    Re: cooccurrence relations

    You understanding is fine. Each example demonstrates 'the coocurrence relation'. 'Relation' is just a word that can frequently attract an s. Don't worry about it.

    b

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