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ERIC Number: EJ583925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-2919
Observations on the Present Perfect in English.
Rastall, Paul
World Englishes, v18 n1 p79-83 Mar 1999
Observation of sentences shows that expected incompatibility of the present perfect in English and adverbs of finished time may be ignored by speakers who focus on the current relevance of the event to the moment of speaking. Communicational problems and conflicts may be resolved pragmatically with reference to the principal purpose of communicational activity. (SMN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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