Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Perfect Of Result

Definition: 

A perfect of result is a grammaticalization of the current relevance of a state or event, occurring before the moment of utterance, which is relevant because of a resulting state at the moment of utterance.

Examples: 

(English)

John has arrived.

This clause implies a resulting state of John’s being currently “here.”

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Source: 
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