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2007 | 28 | 133-145
Article title

THE USE OF THE PLUPERFECT IN THE CORPUS OF EARLY ENGLISH CORRESPONDENCE

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The study shows that the primary function of the pluperfect tense in the corpus of early English correspondence (15th-17th centuries) was the expression of counterfactuality rather than anteriority. Its use to refer to pre-past actions was by no means obligatory, especially if other exponents of anteriority were present. Some attention is also paid to the variation between the auxiliary verbs be and have.
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28
Pages
133-145
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Rafal Molencki, Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach, ul. Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Poland
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09PLAAAA06479
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bwmeta1.element.ddf2a467-aeaa-3d57-8726-b586abb07d9a
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