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Defining Aspect

Aspect is a grammatical element that has to do with how an action, state of being, or event as described by a verb relates to time. It is through aspect that we understand whether an action takes place at a single point in time, during a continuous range of time, or repetitively. How is aspect conveyed in a sentence? More...
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Defining Aspect
Aspect is a grammatical element that has to do with how an action, state of being, or event as described by a verb relates to time. It is through aspect that we understand whether an action takes place at a single point in time, during a continuous range of time, or repetitively.
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What is aspect?
Aspect is a grammatical element that has to do with how an action, state of being, or event as described by a verb relates to time. Aspect is often confused with tense. While tense is concerned with when the action, state of being, or event occurs (past, present, or future), aspect is concerned with how it occurs in time. It is through aspect that we understand whether an action takes place at a single point in time, during a continuous range of time, or repetitively.
Sometimes aspect is conveyed by a sentence’s structure, through a combination of particles, verbs, and verb phrases; other times, sentence structure may be used for more than one aspect, so we rely on the overall sentence to understand its temporal meaning.
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