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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Substantive Clauses of Result (Consecutive Clauses

567. Clauses of Result may be used substantively, (1) as the object of faciō etc. (§ 568); (2) as the subject of these same verbs in the passive, as well as of other verbs and verbal phrases (§ 569); (3) in apposition with another substantive, or as predicate nominative etc. (see §§ 570, 571). 1

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In all these cases the clause is not strictly subject or object. The main verb originally conveyed a meaning sufficient in itself, and the result clause was merely complementary. This is seen by the frequent use of ita and the like with the main verb ( ita accidit ut , etc.). In like manner purpose clauses are only apparently subject or object of the verb with which they are connected.