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418. Like the potential indicative, this form of expression can either (1) be used alone, with no external protasis expressed or distinctly implied, as in χρῆν σε ἐλθεῖν, you ought to have gone; or (2) stand as apodosis to an unreal protasis, as in εἰ ἐκέλευσε, χρῆν σε ἐλθεῖν, if he had commanded it, you ought to have gone.

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