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TENSE. A term used in, grammar to denote the distinction of time.
     2. The acts of a court of justice ought to be in the present tense; as, "praeceptum est," not "preaceptum fuit;" but the acts of, the party may be in the preterperfect tense, as "venit, et protulit hic in curia quandum querelam suam;" and the continuances are in the preterperfect tense; as, "venerunt," not "veniunt." 1 Mod. 81.
     3. The contract of marriage should be made in language in the present tense. 6 Binn. Rep. 405. Vide 1 Saund. 393, n. 1.

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Antigone aptly answers in the affirmative, but with the verb in the aorist: she admits to having done what Creon says, but implicitly, by using the aorist and not the perfect, she denies any consequent state of guilt.
Moreover, it cannot account for adjectival periphrasis with the perfect and aorist participle ([section] 2.
The synchronic intensive stem ganigam- and the late reduplicated aorist jigamat can hardly be relevant here.
In addition, the first and second person singular and plural of the perfect indicative and the first and second singular and plural of the oblique aorist are completely identical.
Both are found in hodiernal and remote-past reference times, but the aorist alone is found in contexts with an immediate-past reference time.
Participle forms are constructed by aspect / modality markers such as the aorist, the future, or the evidential, that are obligatorily followed by the inflected forms of the copular verb -i (see also Goksel 2001, 2003 for similar assumptions; Lewis 1967; Lees 1962; Underhill 1976: 183, for earlier treatments of the copula).
bar]hiti, whose corresponding present and aorist stems are, respectively, karoti and ak[a.
That is, the aspectual opposition between the Greek aorist indicative (i.
So Jesus continues, Apodote (the aorist imperative of apodidomi), which means "give back, return.
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Leonid Kulikov ("The Vedic Medio-Passive Aorists, Statives and Their Participles: Reconsidering the Paradigm") argues that participles in -ana- which are employed intransitively or passively belong with stative or aorist passive finite forms; and if the syntax of the same -ana- form varies (occasionally along with its accentuation), this is because there are two similarly formed participles, one belonging to a middle paradigm (e.