Sentence Examples


  • He detected grammatical niceties in Latin, in regard to the consecution of tenses which had escaped preceding critics.
  • The verb has four tenses in the indicative, one in the subjunctive, and one in the imperative.
  • As in Bantu, the verb presents a multiplicity of forms, including one present, three past and future tenses, with personal endings complete, passive, interrogative, conditional, elective, negative and other forms, each with its proper participial inflexions.
  • The typical Coptic root thus became biliteral rather than triliteral, and the verb, by means of periphrases, developed tenses of remarkable precision.
  • In the Ebon language, however, the tenses are sometimes marked; but in that the simple form of the verb is frequently given.