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What is a prespan-end relation?

 

Definition
 

A prespan-end relation is a temporal relation in which an event or state is expressed as marking the termination of a durative event or state.

Example (English)
 

Here is an example of a word that signals a prespan-end relation:

 
  • Stay on duty until you are relieved.
  • Generic
      A prespan-end relation is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Hollenbach 1975 16


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