Term: Aspect

Definition:

Aspect in a verb shows whether the action or state is complete or not:

She's doing a crossword puzzle. (incomplete- progressive aspect)

They've washed up. (complete- perfect aspect)

The progressive aspect is often called 'continuous'.


 

See Also: Mood; Voice; Tense

Category: Verbs and Tenses

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