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949. A finite verb agrees with its subject in number and person.

Thus, ““τοῦτο τὸ ψήφισμα ἐγένετοthis bill was passedL. 13.56, ““ δέδοικ᾽ ἐγὼ μὴ πάθηθ᾽ ὑ_μεῖςwhich I fear lest you may sufferD. 9.65, ἢν δ᾽ ἀποψηφίσωνται οἱ ἄλλοι, ἄπιμεν ἅπαντες τοὔμπαλιν but if the rest vote against (following), we shall all return back again X. A. 1.4.15, ““τὼ ξένω τώδε φίλω ἐστὸν ἐμώthese two strangers are friends of mineP. G. 487a.

a. The verbal predicate, when a copulative verb (917), may be attracted to the number of a predicate noun, which often stands between subject and verb: ““τὸ χωρίον τοῦτο, ὅπερ πρότερον Ἐννέα ὁδοὶ ἐκαλοῦντοthis place which was formerly called Nine WaysT. 4.102, ““ἅπα_ν τὸ μέσον τῶν τειχῶν ἦσαν στάδιοι τρεῖςthe entire space between the walls was three stadesX. A. 1.4.4. So with the participles of such copulative verbs: τὴν ἡδονὴν διώκετε ὡς ἀγαθὸν ὄν (for οὖσαν) you chase after pleasure as if it were a good P. Pr. 354c.


Subject in the Singular, Verb in the Plural

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