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937. Omission of the Subject of the Infinitive.—The subject of the infinitive is usually not expressed when it is the same as the subject or object (direct or indirect) of the principal verb: ““ἔφη ἐθέλεινhe said he was willingX. A. 4.1.27 (contrast dixit se velle), πάντες αἰτοῦνται τοὺς θεοὺς τὰ φαῦλα ἀπο- ““τρέπεινeverybody prays the gods to avert evilX. S. 4. 47, ““δός μοι τρεῖς ἡμέρα_ς ἄρξαι αὐτοῦgrant me the control of him for three daysX. C. 1.3.11. Cp. 1060, 1973.

a. An indefinite subject of the infinitive (τινά, ἀνθρώπους) is usually omitted. Cp. 931 b, 1980.

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