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How to look up if a verb is typically a certain tense? (And complementary Inf.)

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#1 brianberl



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:13 PM

Hi Everyone,


Two questions: 


1) How can I look up if a Greek verb lexically prefers to be in one tense? 

- I know that certain verbs lexically prefer the aorist or present tense, but when I'm reading the GNT, how can I tell if a certain verb prefers that tense or if the author is emphasizing the aspect? Is there a way to look this up on accordance? If so, how and what resources are needed?


2) How can I look up if a verb typically takes a complementary infinitive of a particular tense? 



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 03:35 PM

I'll tackle #1.


Search for the verb's lexeme, then open Analysis. Change the display to sort by tense, then sort by Count down. See the screenshots:

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