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THE USE OF NEGATIVES WITH VERBS.

464. In the use of the simple negatives ouv and mh, and their compounds, ouvde,, ouvdei,j, ou;te, ouvke,ti, mhde,, mhdei,j, mh,te, mhke,ti, etc., as also of the double negatives ouv mh, and mh, ouv, New Testament Greek conforms in the main to classical usage, yet exhibits several important variations. The following sections exhibit the essential features of New Testament usage in comparison with that of classical writers; rarer and more delicate classical usages which have no analogies in New Testament usage are not mentioned; statements which are not restricted to classical or New Testament usage are to be understood as referring to both. What is said respecting the simple negatives ouv and mh, applies in general also to their respective compounds when standing alone.