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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Substantive Clauses of Result (Consecutive Clauses)

568. Substantive Clauses of Result with ut (negative ut nōn) are used as the object of verbs denoting the accomplishment of an effort. 1

Such are especially faciō and its compounds (efficiō, cōnficiō, etc.):—

    efficiam ut intellegātis (Clu. 7), I will make you understand (lit. effect that you, etc.). [So, faciam ut intellegātis (id. 9).]

    commeātūs ut portārī possent efficiēbat (B. G. 2.5), made it possible that supplies could be brought.

    perfēcī ut ē rēgnō ille discēderet (Fam. 15.4.6), I brought about his departure from the kingdom.

    quae lībertās ut laetior esset rēgis superbia fēcerat (Liv. 2.1), the arrogance of the king had made this liberty more welcome.

    ēvincunt īnstandō ut litterae darentur (id. 2.4), by insisting they gain their point,— that letters should be sent. [Here ēvincunt = efficiunt.]

Note— The expressions facere ut, committere ut, with the subjunctive, often form a periphrasis for the simple verb: as, invītus fēcī ut Flāminium ē senātū ēicerem (Cat. M. 42), it was with reluctance that I expelled Flaminius from the senate.

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Verbs and phrases taking an ut- clause of result as subject or object are accēdit, accidit, additur, altera est rēs, committō, cōnsequor, contingit, efficiō, ēvenit, faciō, fit, flerī potest, fore, impetrō, integrum est, mōs est, mūnus est, necesse est, prope est, rēctum est, relinquitur, reliquum est, restat, tantī est, tantum abest , and a few others.