Miguel Carrasquer Vidal mcv at
Fri Aug 13 16:11:21 UTC 1999

"Vidhyanath Rao" <vidynath at> wrote:

>What is the frequency of imperfectives among the past forms in stories
>narrated using past forms?

Lower than the perfective of course, unless the author is being
very negative (negative sentences tend to have imperfective: if
it didn't happen, the action wasn't completed).

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
mcv at

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