Koine Greek: Questions
|Questions in Koine Greek|
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In Koine Greek, sentence order does not necessarily change to indicate a question, as it does in English (for example: I am a man is a statement, whereas Am I a man? is a question). Questions are indicated in Greek by a semi-colon - ";", which is equivalent to the English question-mark - "?".
The addition of certain words can change the emphasis of a question. For example, in English, "I am a man, aren't I?" changes the emphasis of the question so that an answer in the affirmative is expected. In contrast, "I'm not a man, am I?" implies that an answer in the negative is expected. Similarly, in Koine Greek, the addition of certain words changes the emphasis of the question.
Questions where a positive answer is anticipated
Questions where a negative answer is anticipated
Questions suggesting hesitancy
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