Grammar Terms in English, Latin and Greek Brian Lanter


    1The OED actually cites Palsgrave 1530 as the earliest attestation of "active" in the sense of grammatical voice, but perhaps they overlooked this item from Wycliffe's Prolegomena 57, 1388: "A participle of a present tens, either preterit, of actif vois, . . . mai be resoluid into a verbe of the same tens, and a coniunccioun copulatif." 1 Grammar Terms in English, Latin and Greek


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