Indirect Statements. Latin III K Stage 40. Indirect Statements. An indirect statement is a clause that follows verbs that mean say, think, believe, etc. (STKP verbs) In English, we use a noun clause In Latin, we use an infinitive for the verb, and a subject in the accusative case.
Latin III K
Verbs of Perceiving
sentioVerbs that are followed by anindirect statement construction
When you report what someone has
done, said, thought, etc.
Veniam. I will come.
What would the indirect statement equivalent of that look like?
Dixi me venturum esse.
I said that I would come.
Takes place at the same time as the main verb
Takes place before the
action of themainverb
Takes place after the action of the main verb
is, was, were
have, has, had
Putamus puellam venisse.
We think (that) the girl has come.
Putabamus puellam venisse.
We thought (that) the girl had come.
Sperabant se venturos esse.
They hoped that they would come. Or
They hoped to come.