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[*] 408. It is important to notice that a future indicative of this kind could not be changed to a subjunctive with ἐάν without an entire change of sense and time. It must therefore be distinguished from the future in future conditions, where it is generally interchangeable with the subjunctive (447). Here it is nearly equivalent to the periphrastic future expressed by μέλλω and the infinitive (73), in which the tense of μέλλω (as in εἰ μέλλουσι τοῦτο ποιεῖν = εἰ τοῦτο ποιήσουσιν) shows that the condition is really present and not future. So with the Latin periphrastic future, si hoc facturus est.
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