Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Simultaneous Relation


A simultaneous relation is a temporal relation in which the events or states of proposition(s) are communicated as occurring at the same time.

  • Mrs. Brown bought groceries while Mr. Brown got gas for the car.
  • Bobsimultaneously talked on the phone and washed dishes.
  • Mr. Smith was telling the same old joke; meanwhile, Mr. Jones tried to look interested.
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