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Ch. 30 "Evidence and Confession"

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Ch. 30 "Evidence and Confession"

Postby spqr » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:08 am

... sed primo dubitavit et negavit se de his rebus responsurum esse. I don't have any trouble translating this sentence but rather I question the Latin wording. Shouldn't the next to last word be responsurus(masculine)?
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Re: Ch. 30 "Evidence and Confession"

Postby Craig_Thomas » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:30 am

It's masculine, but accusative, agreeing with its subject, se. It's part of the acc + inf. construction which I'm sure you've come across before and which regularly follows a verb of speech or thought or perception.

An infinitive can never have a nominative subject.
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