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What is a perfect of persistent situation?

 

Definition
 

A perfect of persistent situation is a grammaticalization of the current relevance of a state or event begun prior to the moment of utterance, which is relevant because of its continuation until the moment of utterance.

Example (English)
 
  • I have been waiting for three days.

    Source:

    Comrie 1976a 60

  • Generic
      A perfect of persistent situation is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Comrie 1976a 60


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