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i wonder if the present tense (a tense denoting the present and only the present) is a universal in languages that have tense. Or do some languages have a present tense that extends into the recent future and/or past?

If there are such languages, does this tense have other effects on the tense paradigm?

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    A assume you mean "in languages which mark tense", so you're excluding aspect-marking languages from discussion. English would be an example. "I'm going", "I'm arriving at noon" refers to the future. – user6726 Mar 17 '16 at 15:50
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    And He walks to work refers to the past and probable present. – jlawler Mar 17 '16 at 23:37
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    I think you will have difficulty finding any language with "a tense denoting the present and only the present". – fdb Mar 18 '16 at 0:02
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    "Next week he goes to Spain". "Next week he is going to Spain". Two so-called "present tenses". – Colin Fine Mar 18 '16 at 11:31

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