[B-Greek] Pluperfect tense

Mitch Larramore mitchlarramore at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 17 20:20:53 EST 2003

Dr. Conrad

> As the verb hISTAMAI indicates the process of coming
> to a standing position
> (from a seated or reclining position) or coming to a
> halt (from a moving
> status), the only way to indicate the standing state
> is with the perfect
> tense form; 

What would an aorist tense indicate with this same
verb hISTAMAI? I apologize for asking but I thought
that the aorist was used to present the action of a
finite verb in a complete way. When you said hISTAMAI
is a "process of coming to a standing position", I was
wondering then what this process would be like if it
were presented in a complete way.

Mitch Larramore
Spring Branch, Texas
Student/Memorial High School

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