Definition of durative in English:


Line breaks: dura|tive
Pronunciation: /ˈdjʊərətɪv


  • Denoting or relating to continuing action. Contrasted with punctual.
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    • 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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