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What is a perfect of recent past?



A perfect of recent past is a grammaticalization of the current relevance of a state or event, occurring before the moment of utterance, which is relevant due to its proximity in time to the moment of utterance.

Example (English)
  • He has just arrived.


    Comrie 1976a 60

  • Generic
      A perfect of recent past is a kind of

    Comrie 1976a 60–61

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