Here's where you can discuss all things Ancient Greek. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!
I am currently going through H&Q Greek: An Intensive Course, and I have a doubt which does not appear very clear in the book. When a participle is used as the protasis of a conditional sentence, how do can I distinguish which kind of conditional sentence I'm dealing with?
- Textkit Neophyte
- Posts: 4
- Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:10 am
In general you can tell by looking at the main verb, e.g.
τοῦτο ποιήσας νικήσεις = εἰ ποιήσῃς τοῦτο, νικήσεις
τοῦτο ποιήσας νικήσειας ἄν = εἰ ποιήσειας τοῦτο, νικήσειας ἄν
τοῦτο ποιήσας ἐνίκησας ἄν = εἰ έποίησας τοῦτο, ἐνίκησας ἄν
There are some cases where it could be ambiguous, but usually context should clear it up.
- Textkit Zealot
- Posts: 1093
- Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:08 am
- Location: Toronto
Return to Learning Greek
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: C. S. Bartholomew, Google Adsense [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 36 guests