Sophia says: Recognise infinitives

The infinitive is in part a verb, in part a noun. It can be used to express purpose (to, for), and is normally negatived by μη.

The tenses of the active infinitive can be recognised as follows:

Present – λυειν – to set free
Future – λυσειν – to be about to set free
Aorist – λυσαι – to have set free

The use of the perfect tense, which is less common, will be explained later.

It is also helpful to recognise the verb to be – ειναι

Sophia the donkey

Sophia the donkey

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