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The infinitive may be the only expressed object, or it may be one of two expressed objects, of the leading verb.

παίδευσις καλὴ διδάσκει χρῆσθαι νόμοις a good education teaches obedience to the laws X. Ven. 12.14, διαγιγνώσκειν σε τοὺς ἀγαθοὺς καὶ τοὺς κακοὺς ἐδίδαξεν he taught you to distinguish the good and the bad X. M. 3.1.9.

a. Verbs signifying to ask, bid, forbid, permit, teach, etc., allow an infinitive as one of two objects.

b. Many verbal expressions, formed by a substantive and a verb, take the infinitive. Thus, τοὺς ἄλλους διδάσκειν τέχνην ἔχουσιν they possess the skill to teach (the) others I. 16.11. Cp. cross2000.

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