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Grammar Review: Indirect Statement

The grammar preparation quiz covers the information shown below; make sure you study this information carefully before you try to take the quiz. When you are ready, log in to Blackboard to take the quiz. You can take the online quiz as often as you want; the computer will record your most recent score. The quiz will be available until Wednesday midnight.

Indirect statement. In the classical Latin form of indirect statement, the verb is put into the infinitive and the subject of the infinitive goes into the accusative case. Make sure you understand the rules for which infinitive is used; indirect statement does not follow the rules of sequence of tense (sequence of tense governs the use of subjunctives, not infinitives!). Also, make sure that you understand the use of the reflexive pronoun in indirect statement (Claudia said that she was writing a letter: Claudia dixit se litteras scribere).

You will see the original statement, and then the indirect statement. You will need to supply the accusative subject or the infinitive by filling in the blank. The direct statement is supplied first.

Example: Miles advenit! - Credo _______ advenire.

Answer: militem

Example: Marco pecuniam dedimus! - Omnes sciunt nos Marco pecuniam _______.

Answer: dedisse

  1. Puellae omnia sciunt! - Dicebamus puellas omnia _______.
  2. Castor testiculis caret! - Venator videt _______ testiculis carere.
  3. Puer dormit! - Ferunt puerum _______.
  4. Mulieres egressae sunt! - Credidit _______ egressas esse.
  5. Numquam vidi talem montem! - Puto me numquam _______ talem montem.
  6. Marcus loquitur! - Mihi videtur Marcum _______.
  7. Amici interfecti sunt! - Audivimus _______ interfectos esse.
  8. Habeo testes! - Canis dixit se _______ testes.
  9. Panis ovi commodatum est! - Scio _______ commodatum esse ovi.
  10. Numquam panem accepi! - Ovis dicit numquam panem se _______.
  11. Imperator sum! - Ribaldus in porta dicit _______ imperatorem esse.
  12. Equum perdidi! - Ribaldus in porta dicit se equum _______.

Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring 2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit for more info.
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