grammatical aspect
Definition - The aspect that the speaker choses to give the statement. For example, a speaker choosing to see the situation either as bounded ("I ate") or unbounded ("I was eating").

1. As opposed to lexical aspect, which is the inherent aspect that a word has because of the way it is used in the lexicon. For example, the verb work has an inherently unbounded aspect, which means that the speaker must actively constrain it, e.g. I worked for an hour yesterday.

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