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By Edna Amir Coffin

ISBN-10: 0521527333

ISBN-13: 9780521527330

ISBN-10: 0521820332

ISBN-13: 9780521820332

This prepared, obtainable consultant to all features of latest Hebrew grammar provides the elemental buildings of the language. It makes use of at the least really expert linguistic terminology to research grammatical different types, words, expressions, and the development of clauses and sentences. Verb and noun tables are supplied in addition to a complete index during this invaluable educating source and easy-to-use reference instrument.

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There are three tenses in modem Hebrew: past, present and future. The past tense indicates a completed one-time action, or a process that started at some point in the past and was completed or ceased. llebrew expresses past perfect by the simple past. The present tense indicates an ongoing action, event or state, or habitual action. The future tense indicates actions or states contemplated, planned or considered fbr a future time. 1 The present tense The present tense refers to an ongoing state or action repeated with regularity, or a continuous action.

The direct object, which directly tollows the verb, is either unmarked when the object is indefinite, or is preceded by the particle n~ when the object is definite. (ndirect objects require a preposition. However, it should be remembered that many indirect objects arc not complements of transitive verbs. Transitive verbs with direct objects: Indefinite direct object The parents bought presents t<>r the children. 52 Chapter 3: The verh system Definite direct object The parents hid the presents. Transitive verbs with indirect objects: Indefinite indirect object The truck driver hit a streetlight and a power line post.

1ture. 11JJ~ +, < n~;;J? lN The waw is followed by a shva. :! l~~ ushmartem. Illustrations: Cursed of the Lord be the man who shall undertake to tortif)t (lit. who will rise and will build) this city of Jericho. (Joshua, 6:26) For your part, take of everything that is eaten and you shall gather it, and it shall be for food tor you and for them. ) mp? m~Q ·mz;< . :;>t<'? OQ{) 1'? z;<) (10:1 n•~NTl) Since a very large number of verbs in the Bible are either constituents of a verb sequence, and/or arc part of a narrative.

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