Comparatives/Superlatives in the NT

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Thu Oct 8 12:52:53 EDT 1998

At 11:04 AM -0500 10/8/98, Phillip J. Long wrote:
>Is anyone out there teaching with Mounce's grammar?  I was preparing a
>lesson on forms of the adjectives and thought I would look at what
>Mounce had to say.  He does not seem to deal with Comparatives and
>Superlatives anywhere.  I checked the likely places in the TOC, the
>index, and the paradigms.  I did not see anything on the forms  -teros
>and -tatos, etc.
>Obviously these forms are present in the NT, and I missing something
>in Mounce's book?

Well, I just scanned it and can find only the forms MEIZWN and PLEIWN in
the appendix. I think you're right, Phillip; they're not there.

Carl W. Conrad
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