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Future Tense with Middle-Passive Endings

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Future Tense with Middle-Passive Endings

Postby vlisingen » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:36 pm

I'm working with Schoder's book and there's something I don't understand.

There are some active (not deponent) verbs that have active endings in the present stem.

Then in the future stem, they suddenly have Middle-Passive endings. Do this mean that in the future they still have active meaning?

If so, my question then is how, for those verbs, is the Future Middle-Passive expressed?

Thanks for any help...
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Re: Future Tense with Middle-Passive Endings

Postby NateD26 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:45 pm

Indeed, any verb that has a "active" ending in the present and "middle-passive" in the future
retains its active meaning.

See Smyth 805 ff.
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