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Could anybody, please, provide me with a short and sweet explanation of them.
I do not really see the diff. :(
What do they mean:
The sentence may convey aspectual meaning?
The difference between
They should be waiting for us when we get there.
They should be waiting for us when we have got there.
is difference of aspect?
Thanks in advance
thanks for your contribution
What does aspect in grammar mean?
Yes, though tense can do more than simply locate something in time.
Tense and Aspect
TENSE refers to the absolute location of an event or action in time, either the present or the past. It is marked by an inflection of the verb:
- David walks to school (present tense)
David walked to school (past tense)
Reference to other times -- the future, for instance -- can be made in a number of ways, by using the modal auxiliary will, or the semi-auxiliary be going to:
Since the expression of future time does not involve any inflecton of the verb, we do not refer to a "future tense". Strictly speaking, there are only two tenses in English: present and past.
- David will walk to school tomorrow
David is going to walk to school tomorrow.
ASPECT refers to how an event or action is to be viewed with respect to time, rather than to its actual location in time. We can illustrate this using the following examples:
In , the verb fell tells us that David fell in love in the past, and specifically on his eighteenth birthday. This is a simple past tense verb.
-  David fell in love on his eighteenth birthday
 David has fallen in love
 David is falling in love
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You're most welcome svartnik.