οὐ with future indicative in interrogative main clause: strong command

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The future indicative in an interrogative main clause, preceded by οὐ, signals a strong (urgent, threatening, ironic) command.

Translation tips

Although the usual translation involves the imperative mood, an English interrogative sentence can also have imperative or prohibitive force: Will you be quiet?

Syntactic behaviour

This type of interrogative clause is sometimes followed by a future indicative, negated by μή.

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