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458. The potential optative with ἄν may stand in the protasis with εἰ; as in εἰ ἔλθοιμι ἄν, supposing that I would go, easily distinguished from εἰ ἔλθοιμι, supposing that I should go. Such an expression does not belong here, but is really a present condition. (See 409; 506.)

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