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Qualifying similarities between languages - e.g., German and Norwegian

There are two reasons why German and Norwegian seem similar. One is that they come from the same language spoken a few thousands of years ago. The second is that German had a more modern influence (...
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How did multiple European languages start using future tense to refer to the present?

Omitting the all-caps clause in the following statement gives the past tense version: "WHEN I FIND OUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IN THE FUTURE, I BELIEVE THAT he will have filed all the forms ...

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