do participles govern whole sentence or just next main verb?
jpr1001 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Jul 22 06:16:33 EDT 1999
Consider the following sentence (Mark 6:12-13):
KAI EXELQONTES EKHRUXAN hINA METANOWSIN KAI DAIMONIA POLLA EXEBALLON KAI HLEIFON
ELAIW POLLOUS ARRWSTOUS KAI EQERAPEUON
Does the participle EXELQONTES 'govern' just EKHRUXAN or all 4 verbs (EKHRUXAN
... KAI ... EXEBALLON KAI HLEIFON ... KAI EQERAPEUON)?
What I'm really trying to get at is whether the 4 main verbs in this sentence
are all at the same 'level' in the discourse or whether the participle with the
1st verb marks it out as different etc.
In other words would it be natural to understand sentence as:
and having gone out they preached (pause) and cast out demons and anointed and
and having gone out they preached and cast out and anointed and healed?
I hope some of you get my drift!
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