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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Did you get it right?

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Tuesday at 10:05 AM
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Hi Nick,


Here you go:

http://moderngreekverbs.com/ginomai.html


I hope this helps :)


Cheers!


Stefania

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nick
Sunday at 08:52 AM
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can you give the declension or breakdown for the verb yinetai please? for instance yinomai, yinese, etc thanks

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Tuesday at 08:31 AM
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Hey Toni,


Glad my explanation was helpful!


Keep up the good work.


Stefania,

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Toni
Monday at 04:58 PM
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Efharisto poli Stefania! =D

Great details in your explanation!

Now I understand much better!

Hugs!! /Toni

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Monday at 07:55 AM
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Hi Toni,


Yes, από is most of the times followed by the accusative case or by an adverb. However, other things may get in the way between από and the word in accusative it actually defines. So don't het confused:


Το φόρεμα είναι από το μαγαζί της Σούλας.

Το φόρεμα είναι από της Σούλας το μαγαζί.


The pair here is από - το μαγαζί, although the flexibility of word order in Greek might create situations like the 2nd example where for reasons of emphasising the store owner, we mention the name first, which happens to be in the genitive case denoting ownership (answers to "Whose?".)


Most common Greek prepositions are followed by the accusative case. These are:

από, με, σε, για, ανά, παρά, ίσαμε, πριν, σαν, ως, μέχρι, χωρίς / δίχως, προς, μετά, κατά


The ones followed by the genitive case are:

άνευ, υπέρ, εναντίον, αντί, εκτός, εντός, πλην, μέσω, εξαιτίας / λόγω, από, κατά, μετά, ως


As you can see, some prepositions may be followed by both cases.


The nominative case rarely comes after a preposition. We use it usually with αντί, από, and για when say things like "η Μαίρη αντί η Ελένη" (Mary instead of Helen), "έγινε από δήμαρχος κλητήρας" (From a mayor he became a clerk) OR "δεν φαίνεται για δικηγόρος" (He doesn't look like a lawyer). Also in arithmetics, we use συν, πλην, μείον, επί, and διά with nominative: πέντε συν τρία (5+3), πέντε πλην τρία (5-3.)


I hope this helps,


Stefania

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Toni
Friday at 09:08 PM
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Hello,


I have a grammar question about this sentence:

"Βεβαίως. Τα τσεκάπ γίνονται μόνο τις Δευτέρες, τις Τετάρτες και τα Σάββατα, διαφορετικά από τις κανονικές εξετάσεις... Ποια ημέρα θα θέλατε;"


I'm wondering if the preposition "από" is always followed by accusative case?

When I first read this sentence I was fooled a bit and thought that this was in genitive case.

Because "τις κανονικές εξετάσεις" sounds a bit like the feminine singular genitive.

But then I noticed that the articles are actually not the same. "της" vs "τις" =P

So thankfully I was able to figure out that this sentence is actually in accusative.

It would however be great to know which prepositions can be followed by genitive =)


Thank you!

BR //Toni

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Tuesday at 04:05 PM
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Γεια σου Κάτι!


Αυτή τη φορά πέτυχες το *σωστό*! Μπράβο!:thumbsup:


Στεφανία

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Κατι
Monday at 08:39 PM
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Ναι, το είχα σοστό!