Verbs ending in have a “shortcut” form where you drop the . Below is the verb (I say) in both its forms; on the left is the full form, on the right is the short form.
If you've forgotten what the words , , etc. mean, those are pronouns, and you may review them here.
The present tense in Greek does double duty as both simple present and continuous present tense. That is, if you say
You may translate it as either “He writes a letter” or “He is writing a letter,” depending on your meaning. There's no distinction between these forms in present tense.
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