Paradigm for the Present Active Indicative

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  1. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

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  2. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Didn’t know it used as a verb? How is chick-fila declined? :)
     
  3. BGF

    BGF Puritan Board Sophomore

    With great regret.
     
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  4. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    I'm with Zack: I would decline to cogitate...er, I mean conjugate (though some might think that I've always done the former!). In any case, I may not have been the first person to note that (I am not being accusative here).

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    Alan
     
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  5. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Would the first person perfect (I have Chick-Fil-a'd) be Cha-Chick-Fil-ka or would it be Chick-Fil-leleuka?
     
  6. Rev. Todd Ruddell

    Rev. Todd Ruddell Puritan Board Junior

    Prof's got Jokes! Those are some "first-class clauses"! Thanks for a chuckle, Dr. Strange-love em!
     
  7. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    Rich:

    I'm still with Zach (and thanks Todd!). I think that it should be a declension--I don't wish to be absolute in insisting on an ablative, but I must be the second or third person who prefers a genitive or dative over an indicative. Perhaps it's not an imperative, no one's perfect...sorry, I'm just not in the mood for this anymore, would that I were (subjunctively speaking)!

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    Alan
     
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  8. Joshua

    Joshua Administrator Staff Member

    This whole thread is Greek to me.
     
  9. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    I think I should prefer a subjunctive but I'm beginning to think infinitive.
     
  10. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    I also so love participles that all those reading might enjoy the same.
     
  11. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    I think it is important to remember the words of the immortal Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes, of course, why would anyone on this board think I was referring to anyone else? Sheesh): "Verbing weirds language."
     
  12. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    Foul, I cry, Rich: I knew that you'd retreat to verbals and dangle that carrot, er...participle before us all. This way you eat your cake and keep it too: verbals let you turn these conveyors of action into functional nouns and adjectives. I decline to participate in this partisan parade of participles! I directly object and cannot remain passive. But I must desist from future gerundive forays (that's my agenda!).

    Peace,
    Alan
     
  13. timfost

    timfost Puritan Board Junior

    You know you're a theology nerd when...

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  14. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Nah. Chick-fil-a fits better in Latin. Proper noun.

    Gaius Rufus Chick-filaus has the best ring to it.
     
  15. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    Verbs gonna verb.
     
  16. Rev. Todd Ruddell

    Rev. Todd Ruddell Puritan Board Junior

    I heart the entertainmenty feel of this talky-talk.
     
  17. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    Shouldn't that be spelled "fowl"?
     
  18. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    That's a fair observation, Vic. But "fair is foul and foul is fair." So "foul" was perfectly fair (as I was going for the homonym here; either that or those extra umpires down the lines for the playoff games were just confused!).

    Peace,
    Alan
     
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  19. zsmcd

    zsmcd Puritan Board Freshman

    I have no idea what is happening right now.
     
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