Present Active Indicative Verb Test

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Introduction to Ancient Greek Present Active Indicative Verbs

As the name suggests, Ancient Greek present tense, active voice, indicative mood verbs describe (or indicate!) actions that are currently being performed in the present by the subject of the sentence.

Every present active indicative in Ancient Greek is composed of a verb stem and one of the following endings: -ω, -εις, -ει, -ομεν, -ετε or -ουσι(ν). Of course, these verb-endings will be modified according to the Ancient Greek contraction rules if the word in question is an α-, ε-, or o- contract verb. (Click the yellow review button for more details.)

This test does not include accent marks, but does include α-, ε-, and o- contract verbs.

For each question, click on the best answer. Some answers may appear incomplete because a direct or indirect object is not provided.

N.B. The second person singular endings for Present Active Indicative can be identical to the third person singular endings for Present Middle Indicative (ie: ει, ᾳ or οι). When seeing these endings in real translation situations, the translator will have to ascertain whether the verb is active or middle voice from the the verb stem before deciding whether the verb is second or third person singular.

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