Day: September 30, 2016

In Koine Greek, what is the difference between the perfect tense and the aorist tense?

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Ancient Greek has four past tenses; Modern Greek has two, and an auxiliary formation for the other two. The tenses differ in aspect. The imperfect emphasises that the past action was ongoing or continuous. The perfect emphasises that the past action is now complete. The main reason for doing that is, as Konstantinos Konstantinides points […]