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185. Peculiar to the Greek language, as compared with Latin and English, is the specific form for the relation of attainment called the aorist, the tense of concentrated action, the absolute tense. The kind of time and the sphere of time are both expressed by the tenses of the indicative mood or declarative form of the verb. But present and future have no special aoristic form in the active and middle, though in the passive it is possible to make a distinction.

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