tense

Tense is a term which refers to the time a given verb took place; i.e. present, past, or future. 


Greek:

In Greek, tense tells you both time and aspect. The major tenses in Greek are:

  • present,
  • imperfect,
  • future,
  • aorist,
  • perfect.
Tense Tense Formative Augment
Present no no
Imperfect no yes
First Aorist yes yes
Second Aorist no yes
Future yes no
Perfect yes no

Hebrew:

Hebrew verbs show time in different ways.  more