[B-Greek] Dative participial clauses
kline_dekooning at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 3 17:31:17 EDT 2007
Iver's framework is more complex than I gave it credit for [sic]. Pre-
verbal participles don't seem that big of a mystery to me. If we just
forget about the so called absolutes and focus on reasons why
information is placed in that pre-verbal position, there are two
major reasons, one is to focus attention, the other is to provide
staging for the action of the main verb.
> That the subordinate clause occurs before the main clause indicates
> that it sets the scene.
I think this is the right place to start the discussion.
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