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Impersonal verbs “πρέπει”, “μπορεί”

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The clauses introduced with να (which is equivalent to the English “to”) followed by the verb in the subjunctive form function as objects of verbs such as θέλω (want), απαιτώ (demand), παρακαλώ (ask), επιχειρώ (attempt), προτείνω (suggest), προσπαθώ (try), συμβουλεύω (advise), διατάζω (order), σχεδιάζω (plan), ανυπομονώ (looking forward to), αφήνω (let), ζητώ (ask) etc.

I want

να ταξιδέψω στο εξωτερικό.
to travel abroad.

I demand

να μάθω τι συμβαίνει.
to know what’s happening.

Σε συμβουλεύω
I advise you

να αλλάξεις το αυτοκίνητό σου.
to change your car.

Ι plan

να περάσω το καλοκαίρι στην Μύκονο.
to spend the summer in Myconos.

I’m looking

να ακούσω νέα σου.
forward to hearing your news.

Μου ζήτησε
He asked

να φύγω.
me to leave.

The structure να+verb (i.e. the subjunctive form of verbs) in Modern Greek is equivalent in function to the infinitive of the ancient Greek language or other modern languages.