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Meta-operational grammar

I am not a linguist, but I receive linguistics classes at university. I can try to explain a couple things. Essentially, here is what H.A did. He analyzed simple sentences such as those: "Stop ...
Familitchi's user avatar
1 vote

Why does English have progressive aspect but German does not?

German just continues the ancestral state. It shares that with the Scandinavian languages.There is little to explain there. German has a competing system with adverbs like "gerade", "weiter" and "los"...
Oliver Neukum's user avatar
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Why does English have progressive aspect but German does not?

That English may have borrowed this from Old French's use (before 17th Century) of the gerondif, e.g. est parlant, after being influenced by Celtic, only to have modern French in the 17th Century ...
Stanley Mulaik's user avatar

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