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Givón, Talmy. 1972. Forward implications, backward presuppositions, and the time axis of verbs. In Kimball, John P., ed. Syntax and semantics 1. Seminar Press. pp. 29–50.
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On the semantics of two classes of verbs requiring sentential complements, viz. perception/knowledge verbs and aspectual/modal verbs. In order to account for the semantics of these verbs, the time axis phenomenon is proposed.