Greek Future Indicative Active

This post will cover the future indicative active. There is no future infinitive, subjunctive or optative. The future tense has either simple or progressive/repeated aspect and future time, equivalent to the English, ”I  will do (once)”, “I will do (often)” or “I will be doing.”

The future indicative active is based on Principal Part 2, the 1st Person Singular Future Indicative Active. To form the future, take PP2 and remove the ending to form the future tense stem. To this stem add the appropriate ending for the person and number (assuming tense, mood and voice for this post are fixed, of course). These endings are the same as those for the future indicative, so the stem alone is used to differentiate the future and present tenses.

Indicative Translation
1st Person Singular (1ps) I will do (once/often)
I will be doing
2nd Person Singular (2ps) -εις you (s.) will do (once/often)
you (s.) will be doing
3rd Person Singular (3ps) -ει he/she/it will do (once/often)
he/she/it will be doing
1st Person Plural (1pp) -ομεν we will do (once/often)
we will be doing
2nd Person Plural (2pp) -ετε you (p.) will do (once/often)
you (p.) will be doing
3rd Person Plural (3pp) -ουσι[ν] they will do (once/often)
they will be doing

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1 Response to Greek Future Indicative Active

  1. Ed says:

    Thanks for the refresher. Look forward to more. Thanks!

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