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by R. Perkins
May 28th, 2015, 2:54 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?
Replies: 11
Views: 1971

Re: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?

I was going to suggest that a disadvantage of being an English speaker at this point was that we assume / imply an antecedent action, which is not necessarily assumed in / implied by the Greek tense system. "The work will have been finished" leaves us expecting a "by the time he arrives" (or someth...
by R. Perkins
May 28th, 2015, 2:49 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?
Replies: 11
Views: 1971

Re: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?

Is the ambiguity between an eventive contra resultant - left unexplained in the translation - the cause for confusion for a beginner like myself as to how a past tense verb can be rendered as a future? It will only be a cause for confusion if the beginner thinks the translation "will be bound" can ...
by R. Perkins
May 26th, 2015, 3:40 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?
Replies: 11
Views: 1971

Re: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?

If we're talking about the meaning of the Greek, I think it just means that at some future time in heaven (presumably the eschaton), the subject will be in a bound and loosed state respectively. As these are result states, presumably the action that produced the result state precedes it, but that's...
by R. Perkins
May 26th, 2015, 3:33 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?
Replies: 11
Views: 1971

Re: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?

I was going to suggest that a disadvantage of being an English speaker at this point was that we assume / imply an antecedent action, which is not necessarily assumed in / implied by the Greek tense system. "The work will have been finished" leaves us expecting a "by the time he arrives" (or someth...
by R. Perkins
May 21st, 2015, 12:27 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?
Replies: 11
Views: 1971

Re: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?

Stephen Carlson wrote:The English "shall have been ..." is not a past tense; it's a future perfect.
Thank you - was wondering if it was kind of like a historical present in reverse (i.e., in the future). The rendering "shall HAVE BEEN" was throwing me off.

Much appreciated.
by R. Perkins
May 21st, 2015, 4:30 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?
Replies: 11
Views: 1971

Future Tense Verbs Translated as Past Tense?

Hello all. Quick question: Just wondering why translations such as the NASB & NET (reputable translations in my opinion) translate the future verb ἔσται as a past tense in Mt. 18.18? I am thinking that the force of the indicative mood is why, but could be mistaken (be merciful to me :oops: ). "Truly...
by R. Perkins
July 31st, 2013, 1:14 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Personal Pronoun Agreement?
Replies: 9
Views: 6342

Re: Personal Pronoun Agreement?

Thank you for the response. This is just as I suspected. Next, Mounce states that relative pronouns always match their antecedent in number & gender, but I am having a hard time in I Tim. 3.16 with the relative pronoun "hos" or "Theos" in finding its matching antecedent viz gender & number. It seem...
by R. Perkins
July 30th, 2013, 12:53 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Personal Pronoun Agreement?
Replies: 9
Views: 6342

Personal Pronoun Agreement?

Hello All....as you can see, this is my initial post on this forum. I have been taking classes from Mounce on-line & have a question about personal pronoun agreement with it's modifying noun. Does the personal pronoun generally or necessarily match its antecedent in number & gender? I know this is u...

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