The purpose of this paper is to examine the grammatical and semantic difference between simple and complex infinitive forms in French. Using a translation method (comparing French sentences with their Polish equivalents) and some structural syntactic tests and procedures, the authoress is trying to prove that, despite what is commonly assumed in grammar books, the opposition between infinitif présent and infinitif passé concerns primarily time and not aspect.
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SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.