The Correlation of Tenses in English and Albanian Time Clauses

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  • Erjon Agolli English Language Department University of Tirana

Abstract

This paper discusses the typical tenses used in the main clause and time clause, and the semantic-grammatical interpretations indicated by such tense correlations. According to the results of the corpus analysis, the most frequent tense correlation in time clauses of anteriority is past perfect–past simple; simultaneity clauses, on the other hand, are usually characterized by the combination of past continuous-past simple; while relations of posteriority are usually expressed by the correlation of past simple-past simple. Thus, we can say that the correlation of tenses and moods of predicates is of high importance in strengthening temporal relations in complex sentences with time clauses.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n2p311

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Published

2013-06-29

How to Cite

Agolli, E. (2013). The Correlation of Tenses in English and Albanian Time Clauses. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(2), 311. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/ajis/article/view/395

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