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Replication Effort Finds No Evidence That Grammatical Aspect Affects Perceived Intent


"... subjects read a passage describing the shooting of one man by another man after a gambling disagreement. One version of the passage was written in a form called the imperfective aspect (Westmoreland was firing gun shots), and the other passage was written in the perfective aspect (Westmoreland fired gun shots)."

Replication Effort Finds No Evidence That Grammatical Aspect Affects Perceived Intent - Association for Psychological Science

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/obsonline/replication-effort-finds-no-evidence-that-grammatical-aspect-affects-perceived-intent.html

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I try not to use the imperfective aspect. Seems simpler and more straightforward to use the perfective.

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