Imperfective Aspect (definition)

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Imperfective is a kind of aspect that is viewed as having internal structure rather than being viewed as a whole. In Gaelic and English the most common imperfective aspect is the progressive. Imperfective usually stands in opposition to the Aorist aspect.

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