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1877. Present of General Truth.—The present is used to express an action that is true for all time: ““ἄγει δὲ πρὸς φῶς τὴν ἀλήθειαν χρόνοςtime brings the truth to lightMen. Sent. 11.

a. The present is an absolute tense in such sentences. The future, aorist, and perfect may also express a general truth.

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    • Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox, Overview of Greek Syntax, Verbs: Tense
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