[b-greek] Re: 1JN 1:4

From: Steven Lo Vullo (slovullo@mac.com)
Date: Sun Mar 17 2002 - 22:57:56 EST

on 3/17/02 9:50 PM, Steven Lo Vullo at slovullo@mac.com wrote:

> Yes, it can be a periphrastic construction, namely perfect passive
> subjunctive. Wallace, on p. 647 of Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, says:
> "Certain tense forms in Greek were expressed exclusively by the periphrastic
> construction; namely, the perfect middle-passive subjunctive and optative."

Actually, Wallace is here quoting (approvingly) Dana-Mantey. Sorry for the

Steven Lo Vullo
Madison, WI

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