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How can I decipher Greek grammar?

Finding the definition of a Greek word is a relatively simple process; you can find good material in any solid Bible commentary.  Greek grammar, however, is another story.  You've heard preachers use concepts like the aorist tense or the subjunctive mood to prove a point, and you've wondered, "How do they know that?"

Studying grammar is trickier than studying words, because it requires a solid grasp of the way words are connected to express an idea.  You have to understand patterns and combinations, not just individual words.  As a result, fewer people try to study Greek grammar, and many of those have only a partial grasp of the subject.  There are just enough similarities between English grammar and Greek grammar to make you think you understand what's going on.  But there are enough differences to guarantee that your first impression is unreliable!

This section of the Ezra Project site will help you understand how the Greek language is put together.  You will learn the most important rules of grammar, as well as the limits of your knowledge.  When someone talks about the accusative case, you will be able to find out what he's talking about . . . and you will begin to learn how to evaluate what you hear.

SECTION 1 - The First Things to Know about Greek Grammar
        A catalog of all the features found in Greek grammar

First Things to Know About Greek Grammar


Understanding Verb Tenses

The Tenses Explained

A Closer Look at the Present Tense

A Closer Look at the Imperfect Tense

A Closer Look at the Aorist Tense

A Closer Look at the Perfect Tense

Uses of the Nominative Case

Uses of the Genitive Case

Uses of the Dative Case

Uses of the Accusative Case

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