JauneFlammee wrote:I need to appear in court.
With "to appear" being the greek infinitive.
What would the differences in meaning be in this sentence if it was a present infinitive compared to a future infinitive?
What would the differences in meaning be in this sentence if it was a aorist infinitive compared to a future infinitive?
I can make a guess at number 1. Present would show an ongoing need to appear in court (perhaps they are a lawyer)
I can't even make a guess at number two. Does the idea of a future infinitive even make sense?
Obviously if one needs to do something, then they are not doing it now and it has to be future regardless of tense?
Emma_85 wrote:The future can also have the (now I know why some English grammar books might be a good idea) 'final' aspect. That's what the Germans call it anyway .
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