NOUNS, VERBS, AND SENTENCES;
|a.||Gender and number|
|b.||Generally, the inflection of a noun (through the occurrence of certain vowels, prefixes, or suffixes) indicates the gender and number of the noun. The means for recognizing inflected nouns will be discussed in a future lesson.|
|c.||The simplest form of a noun is that by which it is listed in a lexicon; hence, it is called the lexical form. The lexical form of a noun is normally the masculine or feminine, singular form. It is this form by which nouns will be presented in the vocabulary lists of lessons.|
|a.||Indicative verbs (that is, verbs that make statements) occur in two tenses: perfect and imperfect. The nature of these tenses will be discussed in future lessons.|
|b.||Person, gender, and number|
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Publication information: Book title: Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Contributors: Robert Ray Ellis - Author. Publisher: Baylor University Press. Place of publication: Waco, TX. Publication year: 2006. Page number: 41.
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