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Present Tense, Middle Voice, Imperative Mood Verbs - Ancient Greek elearning

Ancient Greek present middle imperative verbs refer to commands issued (either directly or indirectly) to perform an action. However, a critical point to remember is that the 'present tense' here does not refer to the temporal present, but to the ongoing aspect of the action to be performed, eg: "Practice (everyday, to improve your skills)!"

Present middle imperatives use the present-tense verb stem, and the following endings: -ου, -εσθω, -εσθε or -εσθων (there are no first person imperatives). Of course, these verb-endings will be modified according to the ancient Greek contraction rules if the word in question is an α-, ε-, or o- contract verb.

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