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Lesson overview:Indirect Statements 2: Tenses

  • In this lesson, we will look at how the translation of indirect statements changes based on the tense of the verb introducing them.
  • Past tenses of 'head verb'
  • translation of present infinitive as imperfect indicative
  • In this lesson, we will look at how the translation of indirect statements changes based on the tense of the verb introducing them.
  • Past tenses of 'head verb'
  • translation of present infinitive as imperfect indicative

Misconceptions/tricky grammar: Correct use of tenses in English, e.g. mistranslating nuntius dixit navem appropinquare as the ungrammatical 'The messenger said that the ship is approaching' or 'The messenger said that the ship had approached'

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