aspect in english

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hello everyone!!

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.
 

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hello everyone!!

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.
Unless I don't fully understand your question, I've never heard the distinction referred to as "aspect". Simple vs. continuous, for example, is referred to as verb tenses or verb forms.
 

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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.
 
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