Consecutive Clauses
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Consecutive clauses are also called clauses of consequence or result clauses. They express an (actual or potential) consequence or result of the previous clause: p so that/with the result that q. In Greek they are introduced by hṓste, or sometimes hōs. Two different constructions occur: hṓste is combined either with finite verb forms, i.e., with the tense and mood of independent clauses, or with infinitive or accusative plus infinitive. In most cases hṓste introduces a subordinate clause, but…

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Gerry Wakker, “Consecutive Clauses”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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