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What is habitual aspect?



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

    Comrie 1976a 27–28


    Dahl 1985 97


    Hartmann and Stork 1972 21


    Crystal 1987 422

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