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What is a 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.

Example (English)
  • John has arrived.
  • This clause implies a resulting state of John’s being currently “here.”

    Comrie 1976a 56

      A perfect of result is a kind of

    Comrie 1976a 56–57

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