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Aspects of expressing anteriority in past domain relative clauses

Abstract : This paper examines the tenses used in a subclause that refers to a situation that is anterior to a main clause situation referred to with a past tense.More in particular, it examines in what contexts a past perfect is required and to what extent it is interchangeable with a past tense without the temporal relation of anteriority being blurred. A range of factors are identified that constrain the use of a past tense to refer to an anterior situation in such contexts.
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Ilse Depraetere. Aspects of expressing anteriority in past domain relative clauses. Belgian Essays in Language and Literature, 1992, pp.27-35. ⟨halshs-00625772⟩



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