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Imperfect Tense, Middle Voice, Indicative Mood Verbs - Ancient Greek elearning

Ancient Greek imperfect middle indicative verbs describe progressive past actions (as opposed to simple completed past actions). They generally have three characteristics by which they can be recognized: 1) the presence of a present-tense verb stem, 2) an epsilon-augment preceeding the stem, and 3) any of the following endings (depending on person and number): -ομεν, ου, ετο, ομεθα, εσθε, or οντο.

There are a few variations: verb stems beginning with either an alpha or an epsilon will have an eta-augment instead of epsilon-augment, while verb stems beginning with an omicron will have omega-augments in lieu of epsilon-augments. Similarly, if the stem is an alpha, epsilon or omega-contract verb, its final vowel will be replaced according to the ancient Greek contraction rules when combined with the verb ending.

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