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What is close future tense?

 

Definition
 

Close future tense is a tense that refers to a time shortly after the moment of utterance.

Discussion
 

Close future tense typically refers to a time within a span ranging through the end of the time culturally defined as "tomorrow."

Generic
  Close future tense is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Dahl 1985 121

 

Comrie 1985b 94


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