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What is a simultaneous relation?

 

Definition
 

A simultaneous relation is a temporal relation in which the events or states of proposition(s) are communicated as occurring at the same time.

Examples (English)
 
  • Mrs. Brown bought groceries while Mr. Brown got gas for the car.
  • Bobsimultaneously talked on the phone and washed dishes.
  • Mr. Smith was telling the same old joke; meanwhile, Mr. Jones tried to look interested.
 
Sources:

Halliday and Hasan 1976 262

Fleming 1988 182

Generic
  A simultaneous relation is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Halliday and Hasan 1976 262

 

Fleming 1988 182

 

Longacre 1983 95–96

 

Longacre 1985 243


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