[B-Greek] Can the Imperfect not be Continuous?

Steve Runge srunge at logos.com
Mon Dec 13 17:43:49 EST 2010

Hi Carl,

Thanks for posting the head up about the blog, I had not gotten that far yet. It seems to me that it would be more useful to describe the imperfect as "incomplete" rather than "continuous" if one is going with a single descriptive term. 

Regarding the instantaneous imperfect, I just posted an excerpt of the Discourse Grammar of the GNT that discusses the specific question on my blog. It is taken from chapter 7 on redundant quotative frames. Here is the link: 


Steven E. Runge, DLitt
Logos Bible Software
srunge at logos.com

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The Mounce Monday blog item might be of interest to some -- the one with the above title.


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Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (ret)

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