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Perfect Of Result

Perfect Of Result

A perfect of result is a grammaticalization of the current relevance of a state or event, occurring before the moment of utterance, which is relevant because of a resulting state at the moment of utterance.

(English)

John has arrived.

This clause implies a resulting state of John’s being currently “here.”

Page/s: 56–57
Source: Comrie 1976a

Comrie, Bernard. 1976a.Aspect: An introduction to verbal aspect and related problems. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

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