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durative Syllabification: dur·a·tive
Pronunciation: /ˈd(y)o͝orədiv/

Definition of durative in English:


Of or denoting continuing action. Contrasted with punctual.
Example sentences
  • Time adverbials introduced by until impose restrictions on the aspectual class of the main clause they combine with: they only combine with durative sentences.
  • Figure 6 depicts a basic durative action, load-truck, in which there is no numeric change.
  • Despite the fact that it is not used compulsorily (as in English), Dutch has two durative constructions.
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