Interested in Language
i have a question that seems not to have been addressed online.
simple vs continuous is referred to as aspect, yes?
then how about perfect vs non-perfect [? is there a better name than "non-perfect"? wikipedia says it is not imperfect], as in I watched vs I had watched?
what is it - aspect, too? I need a class name distinctinctive from the simple/cont.
Grammatical aspect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See above, especially under: Aspect by language: English
Yes, simple and progressive are two aspects of the present tense.
But the distinction between present perfect tense and simple past is normally referred to as a difference of tense.
Last edited by Raymott; 20-Mar-2013 at 02:18.