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Aspect

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about aspect an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Aspect

Definition of aspect.
  • Aspect shows if the action, event or condition is complete or not and includes the following:
  • simple aspect - the action, event, or condition is incomplete (indefinite) and includes the following:
  • simple past
  • simple present
  • simple future
  • perfect aspect - the action, event, or condition is complete (definite) and includes the following:
  • past perfect
  • present perfect
  • future perfect
  • progressive aspect - the action, event, or condition is continuing and includes the following:
  • past progressive
  • present progressive
  • future progressive
  • perfect progressive aspect - the action, event or condition is continuing and then is complete and includes the following:
  • past perfect progressive
  • present perfect progressive
  • future perfect progressive
  • Aspect is closely related to tense
  • The table below shows the relationship between aspect and tense
Aspect and Tense Table
tense & aspect aspect
simple perfect progressive perfect progressive
tense past simple
past
past
perfect
past
progressive
past
perfect
progressive
present simple
present
present
perfect
present
progressive
present
perfect
progressive
future simple
future
future
perfect
future
progressive
future
perfect
progressive
From YOUR Teacher: Aspect

This is a really difficult American English grammar concept.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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