More on linking verbs and sentence diagrams

A Workbook of New Testament Greek

In the previous post on linking verbs, the predicative nominative was a substantive in both koine examples (‘the salt’, ‘a Greek’), and the diagram was a straightforward matter of nouns on either side of the verb.

Νot all sentences with a linking verb are exactly so; consider, for example, the following (Matt 18: 20):

        οὗ γάρ εἰσιν δύο ἢ τρεῖς συνηγμένοι εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὄνομα,                                                                                                                                 ἐκεῖ εἰμὶ ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν

        for where there are two or three gathered in my name…

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