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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Complementary Infinitive

458. A Predicate Noun or Adjective after a complementary infinitive takes the case of the subject of the main verb:—

    fierīque studēbam êius prūdentiā doctior (Lael. 1), I was eager to become more wise through his wisdom.

    sciō quam soleās esse occupātus (Fam. 16.21.7), I know how busy you usually are (are wont to be).

    brevis esse labōrō, obscūrus fīō (Hor. A. P. 25), I struggle to be brief, I become obscure.


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