progressive aspect


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Related to progressive aspect: Continuous and progressive aspects
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Noun1.progressive aspect - the aspect of a verb that expresses its on-going action
durative, durative aspect - the aspect of a verb that expresses its duration
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The religious parties should highlight progressive aspect of Islam, and shun sectarianism.
Wilson notes, 'The struggle to protect the Grunewald demonstrates the rational and progressive aspect of the forest discourse' (p.
In English, a present participle is used along with one or more auxiliary verbs (is, are, was, were, had been, have been, will have been) to express the progressive aspect (ongoing action) of a verb:
One typical case in point is the progressive aspect and its particular use in non-standard varieties (Kortmann and Szmrecsanyi 2004: 1146).
The progressive aspect, then, namely relates to a situation which is in progress at a particular time and which may have limited duration or be incomplete, and is signalled by the--ing ending of a verb in English (Greenbaum and Quirk 1990: 53).
I also discuss the relationship between the imperfective and progressive aspect, and how they differ, and the semantic distinctions between iterative and habitual aspects in Chechen.
These have comprehensively dismantled a general picture of the socially progressive aspect of Puritanism and in particular the association between Milton and Puritan movements.
The most progressive aspect of this book is that it demonstrates the working principles of design thinking.
Asher tries to solve problems with Dowty's (1979) truth conditional analysis of a progressive aspect by introducing Asher's perspective function.
Results claim that articles used modality, hedging, and the progressive aspect to create strategic ambiguity that was resolved ideologically through presuppositions that reflect the assumptions of 'the new capitalism.
As in the case of the first English sample, we find that the only two expanded forms which appear in this sample are in accordance with the dual pattern that associates achievement verbs such as caure [fall] with a perfective form, to indicate the completion of a punctual action with an end result, and activity verbs such as plorar [cry] with the progressive aspect indicating duration.
Among many others, I would like to quote three examples, a particularly potent and daring metaphor, that of the men in "Rural Foreplay" who "suck like thirsty calves on untipped cigarettes"; a fine alliteration, "a small dose of affection flutters free"; and one of several splendid compounds, where long paraphrases would otherwise be needed, "he's being buried in Mount Jerome," used about the reading of an obituary, in which the present tense and the progressive aspect combine to evoke the painful feeling of loss at the demise of someone once well-known, which can only be past.

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