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Postby Quis ut Deus » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:22 pm

Salvete omnes!

Non intellego cur auctor huius nuntii in titulo subjunctivo usi sit:

"Bundesbank multat consiliarum quod contra Muslimos scripserit."

http://ephemeris.alcuinus.net/inorbe.php?id=862

Usi est "scripserit" ob verbum "quod" aut "contra"?
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Re: Ephemeris

Postby modus.irrealis » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:39 pm

Because of the "quod". This looks to me like an example of where the subjunctive is used with "quod" by the author to indicate that it's someone else's reason, not his own (A&G 540 mentions this).
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Re: Ephemeris

Postby Quis ut Deus » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:56 pm

Salve mode!

Yes I have seen that rule, but I forgot about it and went back and reviewed indirect questions (no harm in that I guess!).

Just have to keep plugging away!

Gratias tibi ago. :D :D
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Re: Ephemeris

Postby Imber Ranae » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:05 pm

Yep, this sort of subjunctive is eminently suitable for objective reporting. The quod clause describes the Bundesbank's reasons for administering the punishment, without implying anything as to their truth or falsity.
Ex mala malo
bono malo uesci
quam ex bona malo
malo malo malo.
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Re: Ephemeris

Postby Quis ut Deus » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:56 pm

Gratias quoque tibi ago, Imber!

This ought to drill it in my head, however.
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