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172. The imperfect indicative in the protasis or apodosis of an unfulfilled condition (410) and in its potential use (243), when it refers to present time, is a primary tense. E.g. Ἔγραφον ἂν ἡλίκα ὑμᾶς εὖ ποιήσω, εἰ εὖ ᾔδειν, I would tell you in my letter how great services I would render you, if I knew, etc. DEM. xix. 40. Πάνυ ἂν ἐφοβούμην, μὴ ἀπορήσωσι λόγων. Symp. 193E. Ἐφοβούμην ἂν σφόδρα λέγειν, μὴ δόξω, κ.τ.λ., I should be very much afraid to speak, lest I should seem, etc. PLAT. Theaet. 143 E Ταῦτ᾽ ἂν ἤδη λέγειν ἐπεχείρουν, ἵν᾽ εἰδῆτε. DEM. xxiii. 7 (for the construction here see 336). See XEN. An. v. 1, 10 ; DEM. xvi. 12.

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