MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

521 views

What is the difference between the aorist tense and the perfect tense?

The aorist tense in Greek represents a single and complete action in the past. The perfect tense represents a past action which still affects the present - the aorist has no affect on the present. 

For example, if you say in English "I went to the agora," this would be aorist - it's not implied whether you are still at the agora or not. But if you say "I have gone to the agora," this is the perfect, and it is implied that you are still at the agora.

Gillian C. GCSE Classical Greek tutor, A Level Classical Greek tutor,...

1 year ago

Answered by Gillian, a GCSE Classical Greek tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

13 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£18 /hr

Maria P.

Degree: Classics (Masters) - Edinburgh University

Subjects offered:Classical Greek, Latin+ 5 more

Classical Greek
Latin
History
French
English Literature
English Language

“I provide tons of awesome material for GCSE and A-level preparation to assist those with exams soon and those looking to boost their skills over the summer! ”

PremiumElaine S. GCSE History tutor, A Level History tutor, GCSE Latin tutor...
£24 /hr

Elaine S.

Degree: Classics and Ancient History (Doctorate) - Liverpool University

Subjects offered:Classical Greek, Latin+ 3 more

Classical Greek
Latin
History
Classical Civilisation
-Personal Statements-

“In my tutoring sessions I aim to convey passion and enthusiasm, using the idea of little and often; to gradually build up understanding”

James H. A Level Classical Greek tutor, GCSE Classical Greek tutor, I...
£18 /hr

James H.

Degree: Literae Humaniores (Bachelors) - Oxford, Balliol College University

Subjects offered:Classical Greek, Latin

Classical Greek
Latin

“About me: I'm a fourth year Classics student at Oxford, and so, now nearing the end of my degree, I've had a chance to read in some detail all the Latin and Greek authors that are studied at school. My personal passion has always bee...”

About the author

Gillian C.

Currently unavailable: until 06/06/2016

Degree: Classics (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered:Classical Greek, Latin

Classical Greek
Latin

“About Me: Hello! I'm a second year student at Durham University, studying Classics. I currently study Latin and Ancient Greek, literature and language, so I would be able to tutor for GCSE and A Level students in both languages. I lov...”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Other GCSE Classical Greek questions

Uses of participle

What are participles and how are they used?

What is the difference between the aorist tense and the perfect tense?

Translate: Phaethon erat filius Apollinis. olim Phaethon tristis erat quod amici eum deridebant. ‘pater tuus non est deus solis!’ dicebant.

View GCSE Classical Greek tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok