Exploring Albert Rijksbaron's book, The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek: An Introduction, to see how it would need to be adapted for Koine Greek. Much of the focus will be on finding Koine examples to illustrate the same points Rijksbaron illustrates with Classical examples, and places where Koine Greek diverges from Classical Greek.
No need to change anything here, is there?
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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I would just note that "state of affairs" is a technical term in Simon Dik's functional grammar. Other schools of linguistic thought may use terms like "situation" or "eventuality." The basic idea is to find a term that covers both states and actions.
Stephen C. Carlson, Ph.D. (Duke)
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