Present participle in past sentence?

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Jim Bryan
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Present participle in past sentence?

Post by Jim Bryan » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:51 am

I want to say
No one saw Lucia leaving home.
Nēmō Lūciam domō discentem vīdit.
This is a present participle describing past action, do I need to use a past participle?
How do I say this?
Thank you

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Re: Present participle in past sentence?

Post by bedwere » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:41 am

discedentem

Present participle is fine because it refers to the time of the observer in the main clause.

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Re: Present participle in past sentence?

Post by Jim Bryan » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:26 am

Thank you that makes sense.
Ah yes, discēdentem, thank you :-)

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