Tense and time in English verb clusters of the primary pattern

@article{Dudman1983TenseAT,
  title={Tense and time in English verb clusters of the primary pattern},
  author={V. H. Dudman},
  journal={Australian Journal of Linguistics},
  year={1983},
  volume={3},
  pages={25-44}
}
  • V. H. Dudman
  • Published 1983
  • Computer Science
  • Australian Journal of Linguistics
  • (2) / / she returned the tickets tomorrow, they would refund her money How, then, can regular temporal significance be imputed to the syntactical form of the English verb cluster? It is the object of this essay to suggest how — as far, at any rate, as concerns primary-pattern verb clusters. A treatment of tense covering secondary-pattern verb clusters as well would require a vastly longer essay. English verb clusters divide into those of the PRIMARY PATTERN and those of the SECONDARY PATTERN… CONTINUE READING
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