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113. On the other hand, when it was desired to make the reference to the future especially prominent, the future infinitive could be used exceptionally in all these cases. Thus we sometimes find the future after verbs signifying to be able, to wish, to be unwilling, and the like; sometimes also in a final sense or with ὥστε and ἐφ᾽ ᾧτε; and sometimes when the infinitive with the article refers to future time. This use of the future is a partial adoption of the form of indirect discourse in other constructions. It was a particularly favourite usage with Thucydides. E.g.

See also THUC. iv. 115 and 121, THUC. v. 35, THUC. vii. 11, THUC. viii. 55 and 74; and Krüger's note on i. 27, where these passages are cited. In several of these there is some MS. authority for the aorist infinitive.

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