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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 not
> > begun or is about to begin? > > That would be a tense, immediate future, if I understand your question > properly.
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. Pacs precs Joe Mondello