Re: "About to" aspect
|From:||/Joe Mondello <rugpretzel@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 9, 1998, 23:42|
In a message dated 11/9/98 6:37:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, fortytwo@UFL.EDU
> > What is the proper name for an aspect indicating that an action has notyet
> > begun or is about to begin?
> That would be a tense, immediate future, if I understand your question
Well, In the way in which i use it [corresondent to the perfective] it can
occur in any tense, for example:
I was about to tell her. . .
therefore i assumed it was aspective.