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362. Use of the indicative.

The use of the Greek indicative is in the main the same as that of the English indicative. It must, however, be noticed that the English indicative and the English subjunctive (optative) coincide to a considerable extent in form. Hence the apparent coincidence in syntax, where there is real diversity. In “I had fainted, unless I had believed,” PS. 27.13, both “I had fainted” and “I had believed” are subjunctives, or rather optatives.

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