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470. Singular verb with neuter subjects.

When the combined subjects are neuter, the verb is in the singular, while the predicate adjective is in the plural.

τὰ μὲν οὖν χωρία καὶ τὰ δένδρα οὐδέν μ᾽ ἐθέλει διδάσκειν”, PLATO, Phaedr. 230D; Landscapes and trees do not deign to teach me anything.

PLATO , EuthydPLATO, 289B: “τοιαύτης τινὸς ἄρα ἡμῖν ἐπιστήμης δεῖ, καλὲ παῖ, . . . ἐν συμπέπτωκεν ἅμα τό τε ποιεῖν καὶ τὸ ἐπίστασθαι χρῆσθαι τούτῳ, ἂν ποιῇ”. Phaedr. 230 D (see above).

XEN. Mem. 4.2.32: “τὸ ὑγιαίνειν καὶ τὸ νοσεῖν, ὅταν μὲν ἀγαθοῦ τινος αἴτια γίγνηται, ἀγαθὰ ἂν εἴη, ὅταν δὲ κακοῦ, κακά”.

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