Whenever you have:

  1. an affix verb form,
  2. with a vav-conjunction, and
  3. it is the first word of the clause;

then this verb is reversed in much the same way as a vav-conversive “converts” a prefix form. It reverses the affix form of the verb from past tense, to future tense. Hence, KHW (8.1d) refer to these as “vav-reversives”. On occasion, a vav-reversive converts an affix verb to a modal idea. video

More detail on the syntax of these forms is here.

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