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Hi,
Recently I happened to be interested in Aspects in English Grammar. The underlined "opens" refers to "the whole event from the beginning to the end" or "the beginning only" or "the progressive meaning like 'is opening'"?

I am not sure whether native speakers are interested in the Aspects in English Grammar, but I'd like to know what is the native speaker's natural sense of English here.
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In this context the phrasal verb "open up" means something like "allows the reader to see something of the personality or world view of the translator."

The closest formal definition I've been able to find is number six here (although it's not exactly the same as the use in your question): http://www.answers.com/topic/open-up
Thanks, MalRey...

But I wanted to know if the underlined "opens" refers to "the whole event from the beginning to the end" or "the beginning only" or "the progressive meaning like 'is opening' ".
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pructusif the underlined "opens" refers to
"opens" is not used as a stand alone word. It is part of the phrasal verb "opens up." If you have never encountered phrasal verbs you should look them up ("look up " is used here as a phrasal verb). There are many sites that define and provide lists of phrasal verbs.
pructusThe underlined "opens" refers to "the whole event from the beginning to the end" or "the beginning only" or "the progressive meaning like 'is opening'"?
The whole event. The tricky part is that the verb 'open (up)' itself seems to refer only to the beginning of something! Nevertheless, the event of opening is completely finished even if the event that lies behind the opening may just be beginning.

CJ
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Thanks, CJ!!
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Thanks MalRey... I know what phrasal verbs are. I just wanted to know what exactly "opens up" mean. The "open" in the "open up" refers to the action of "at the beginning of the opening" or "the whole opening up" or something other.