Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb (Google eBook)

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Ginn, 1890 - Greek language - 464 pages
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Page 94 - give a more vivid statement of general truths, by employing a distinct case or several distinct cases in the past to represent (as it were) all possible cases, and implying that what has occurred is likely to occur again under similar circumstances.
Page 258 - When the apodosis has a verb of past time expressing a customary or repeated action, the protasis may refer (in a general way) to any act or acts of a given class which may be supposed to
Page 445 - after a secondary tense, it may be either changed to the same tense of the optative or retained in the
Page 158 - or by an adverb. 2. On the other hand, when the chief force falls on the necessity, propriety, or possibility of the act, and not on the act itself, the
Page 34 - the Greeks, like other workmen, did not care to use their finest tools on every occasion; and it is often necessary to remember this
Page 95 - commonly distinguished from the present by referring to a single or a sudden occurrence, while the present (as usual) implies
Page 453 - originally conceived, would have been expressed by some tense of the indicative (with or without
Page 92 - or future relatively to the time of the verb with which they are connected. The
Page vi - nothing has been further from my thoughts than a complete theoretical discussion of all the principles which govern the use of the moods. He who ventures far upon that sea is in great danger of being lost in the fog or stranded; for, while Comparative Philology has thrown much and
Page 426 - direct discourse may be either changed to the same tense of the optative or

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