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What is habitual aspect?

 

Definition
 

Habitual aspect is an imperfective aspect that expresses the occurrence of an event or state as characteristic of a period of time.

Example (English)
 
  • He used to live here.
  • Generic
      Habitual aspect is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Comrie 1976a 27–28

     

    Dahl 1985 97

     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 21

     

    Crystal 1987 422


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