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Autor:  Nome X
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Data:  02/FEV/2007 6:53 PM
Assunto:  Presente vs. passado

In the two tense English verb the shift between proximate verb form (love) and remote verb form (loved) operates on four bases


time - present/past


probabilty - likely/unlikely


psychological distance - informal/formal


and direct / reported speech


that binary structure then combines with two aspects (progressive and perfect)


and various modals (will/would etc) and other verbals ('had better' etc)


Advebs provide a lot of the temporal information because 3 of the four factors on which the proximate/remote structure operates are non-temporal

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Presente vs. passado  –  pedrinho_sp  02/FEV/2007, 8:24 AM
 Presente vs. passado  –  Nome X  02/FEV/2007, 6:53 PM
Presente vs. passado  –  Josi  03/FEV/2007, 10:13 AM
Presente vs. passado  –  Dale/CR  03/FEV/2007, 12:27 PM

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