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The Present Perfect and Definite Temporal Adverbials: Reference Grammars and Corpus Evidence
The aim of the present paper is to assess the adequacy of how the grammatical status of the present perfect (PP) is established in three reference grammars of English (Quirk et al. 1985; Biber et al. 1999; Huddleston and Pullum 2002). I propose that the categorizations both as aspect and as tense as presented in these grammars have their inherent weaknesses and are particularly deficient when data from varieties other than British or American English is included. To test this assumption, I willdoi:10.4312/elope.10.1.9-21 fatcat:eccpt7bxbvhpznqwfa7nll72q4