Saturday, 27 April 2019

The Key To The Organisation Of The Verbal Group

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 411):
The logical system of SECONDARY TENSE provides the key to the organisation of the verbal group: this is the system that defines the logical structure discussed above. The system of VOICE also contributes an auxiliary to this structure (be ... -en), which functions like a final secondary tense right before the Event.