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136. Verbs of hoping, expecting, promising, swearing, and a few others of like meaning, form an intermediate class between those which take the infinitive in indirect discourse (with the time of its tense preserved) and those which do not. When these refer to a future object, they regularly take the future infinitive in indirect discourse; but they also allow the aorist and even the present infinitive (not in indirect discourse), like verbs of wishing, etc. Examples are given of different verbs of this class with both constructions:— Besides these constructions, ἐλπίζω (or ἐλπίς) has the infinitive with ἄν in THUC. vii. 61; ὡς with the future indicative in EUR. El. 919, with the future optative in THUC. vi. 30 (see 128), with the aorist optative and ἄν in THUC. v. 9; ὅπως with the future indicative in SOPH. El. 963, EUR. Her. 1051.

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