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91. Agreement of the predicate with the subject of the leading verb.

When the subject of the infinitive is the same as the subject of the leading verb, the subject of the infinitive is commonly suppressed. In that case the substantive or adjective predicate of a copulative verb, or the predicate attributes of any verb, agree with the subject of the leading verb.

πολὺ ἂν αὐτῆς μᾶλλον ἐγὼ πολίτης δεξαίμην εἶναι ἑτέρων πόλεων”, ANDOC.1.5; Far rather would I be a citizen of her (my country) than of other states.ἰδὼν δὲ ταῦτ᾽ ἔφη ἐπὶ Λαύριον ἰέναι”, Ibid. 39; He said that when he had seen (all) this he went on to Laurion.ἀξιοῦμεν ἐλεύθεροι εἶναι,XEN. Cyr. 8.1.4 ; We claim to be free.

For further exx., see Infinitive.

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