Bert wrote:I don't think that they are that much more complex but they are different than the ones that are taught earlier in the books.
Teaching them at the end is probably done in an effort to minimize information overload.
Then something really obscure should be shoved to the back.
My reasoning is that things that happen a lot should get a lot of practice. Several of the athematic verbs are very
common, and often eccentric in their various parts. More practice in common but tricky things seems more valuable.
That makes sense.
Mounce waits untill the very end before getting into mi verbs.
But then, there are only 10 mi verbs that occur 50 times or more in the whole New Testament. In a basic grammar like his, there are not really any obscure things that could be shoved back. He could have added 15 chapters or so to get into things more obscure.
(I sometimes feel the need to defend his book because it worked so well for me.)