subjunctive versus indicative.

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Wed Jan 22 10:15:04 EST 2003

At 6:18 AM -0600 1/22/03, <greek-list at> wrote:
>How does one tell the difference between the various subjunctive forms and
>those in the indicative that are exactly the same?
>For example, LUH is both the present middle/passive indicative, 2nd person
>singular, but also the present subjunctive 3rd person singular. I have a
>feeling the answer is simply context?

In this instance, at least, your gut feeling is right on target. However,
the context is usually quite sufficient to indicate which of the ambiguous
forms you're dealing with.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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