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2547. The subjunctive here follows primary tenses; the optative follows secondary tenses.

a. οὐ τοῦτο δέδοικα μὴ οὐκ ἔχω τι δῶ ἑκάστῳ τῶν φίλων . . ., ἀλλὰ μὴ οὐκ ἔχω ἱκανοὺς οἷς δῶ I do not fear that I shall not have something to give to each of my friends, but that I shall not have enough friends to give to X. A. 1.7.7, οὐχ ἕξουσιν ἐκεῖνοι ὅποι φύγωσιν they will not have any place whither to escape 2. 4. 20, ““οὐκέτ᾽ εἰσὶν ἐλπίδες ὅποι τραπόμενος θάνατον . . . φύγωI have no longer any hopes to which I may turn and escape deathE. Or. 722, ““ἕξει τι λέγῃhe will be able to say somethingL. 6.42.

b. ““οὐδένα γὰρ εἶχον ὅστις . . . τὰ_ς ἐμὰ_ς ἐπιστολὰ_ς πέμψειεfor I had no one to bring my letterE. I. T. 588.

c. Attic never, or rarely, has the positive forms ἔχω τι ἄν, ἔστιν δ̀ς ἄν (K 170), πέμπω ὅστις ἄν, with the potential optative.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 3.2.2
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