greek imperfect tense

The imperfect in Greek refers to the imperfect tense. The imperfect tense is roughly equivalent to the English progressive tense. Study chapter 21 in BBG or this.

present – I walk;     imperfect – I was walking

It is past time, internal aspect.  Imperfects always take an augment but never a tense formative.


Imperfect active of παυω

Person

Singular

Plural

1-I, we

ἔπαυον

ἐπαύομεν

2-you

ἔπαυες

ἐπαύετε

3-he/she/it, they

ἔπαυε(ν)

ἔπαυον


Imperfect middle/passive of παυω

Person

Singular

Plural

1-I, we

ἐπαυόμην

ἐπαυόμεθα

2-you

ἐπαύου

ἐπαύεσθε

3-he/she/it, they

ἐπαύετο

ἐπαύοντο

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Tense Tense Formative Augment
Present no no
Imperfect no yes
First Aorist yes yes
Second Aorist no yes
Future yes no
Perfect yes no
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