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by inthedesert
February 14th, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Does the "present" have to be non-past?
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: Does the "present" have to be non-past?

Is this a falsifiable theory? What kind of example could prove that the present tense in English is non-past, or would you assert the same for English? In both English and Greek, we clearly have the historical present, also in German at least, I'm guessing this is a widespread phenomenon in languag...
by inthedesert
February 14th, 2017, 12:30 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Does the "present" have to be non-past?
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Does the "present" have to be non-past?

Hi guys, This is my first post here and I'm an absolute beginner so if I make claims that sound like I think I know what I'm doing, I don't. Please be gentle (though feel free to tell me I'm wrong). I'm trying to wrestle through all the stuff about the meaning of the forms of Greek verbs (yes, some ...

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