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Present Tense, Active Voice, Optative Mood Verbs - Ancient Greek elearning

Ancient Greek present active optative verbs express wishes, future possibilities, and are used in a few other situations as well. 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: "(Everyday) I would be happy to bring my parents water."

Present active optatives use the present-tense verb stem, and generally have the following endings: -οιμι, -οις, -οι, οιμεν, οιτε or -οιεν. The exceptions to the latter rule are the α-, ε-, or o- contract verbs, which use a slightly different set of verb endings: -οιην, -οιης, -οιη, οιμεν, οιτε or -οιεν. Of course, these verb-endings will be modified according to the ancient Greek contraction rules.

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