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424. Distinctions in the use of a)/n.

Two sets of distinctions are necessary as to the use of the particle “ἄν”.

I. 1. It may be used in the leading clause, chiefly with the indicative and the optative or their representatives.

2. It may be used in a dependent sentence, chiefly with the subjunctive.

II. 1. It may be used with a definite reference, contained in the same sentence, or implied in the context.

2. It may be used without a definite reference, in which case no definite ellipsis is to be supplied.

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