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What is a previousness relation?

 

Definition
 

A previousness relation is a temporal relation in which the event or state of a latter-expressed proposition is communicated to have occurred before the event or state of a prior-expressed proposition.

Example (English)
 
  • The word previously indicates a previousness relation as in he weighed in at 163 pounds. Previously, he had only registered 159.
  • Generic
      A previousness relation is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Halliday and Hasan 1976 262


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