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What is continuous aspect?



Continuous aspect is an imperfective aspect that expresses an ongoing, but not habitual, occurrence of the state or event expressed by the verb.

Example (Quechua)
  • The word -sa expresses continuous aspect, as in the following example:

  • rik''usan ‘He sees it.’ (literally, ‘He is seeing it.’)
  • Source:

    Bills, Vallejo, and Troike 1969 21

  • Kind
      Here is a kind of continuous aspect:
      Continuous aspect is a kind of

    Comrie 1976a 12, 26


    Dahl 1985 94


    Bills, Vallejo, and Troike 1969 21

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