Syntax of the moods and tenses of the Greek verb

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Page 62 - ... occurrences. The prevailing view is, if we except certain monographs upon the subject, best set forth by Goodwin in his Moods and Tenses, 155, 156, 157, and I accordingly make the presentation there given the basis of my remarks. Goodwin explains this use of the aorist by saying that it gives "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...
Page 116 - SENTENCES. 219. 1. In conditional sentences the clause containing the condition is called the protasis, and that containing the conclusion is called the apodosis. The protasis is introduced by el, if.
Page 188 - In an indirect quotation or question the original words conform to the construction of the sentence in which they are quoted.
Page 33 - The Aorist of Verbs which denote a state or condition generally expresses the entrance into that state or condition.
Page 59 - Tenses, 1890, the future perfect "denotes that an action will be already finished at some future time...
Page 260 - CLAUSE. 528. A Substantive Clause is one which performs the office of a NOUN : being the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, and so on. 529. An Adjective Clause is one which performs the office of an ADJECTIVE, by describing or qualifying a noun. 530. An Adverb Clause is one that performs the office of an ADVERB, by qualifying a verb, or adjective, or adverb. 531. Combination and Separation of Sentences. — It is good practice...
Page 95 - the subjunctive mood indicates the immediate and the optative the remote consequence of the action contained in the principal verb, the second being a consequence upon the first") adopted also by Donaldson, New Cratylus, p.
Page 74 - In one use, it denotes that the action of the Verb to which it is joined is dependent upon some condition, expressed or implied.
Page 287 - Absolute is regularly used only when a new subject is introduced into the sentence ( 110, 1), and not when the Participle can be joined with any Substantive already belonging to the construction. Yet this rule is sometimes violated, in order to give greater prominence to a participial clause.
Page 34 - NOTE 5. The Aorist is sometimes used in colloquial language by the poets (especially the dramatists), when a momentary action, which is just taking place, is to be expressed as if it had already happened.

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