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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Substantive Clauses of Result (Consecutive Clauses)

569. Substantive Clauses of Result are used as the subject of the following:—

    1. Of passive verbs denoting the accomplishment of an effort:
    2. impetrātum est ut in senātū recitārentur (litterae) (B. C. 1.1), they succeeded in having the letter read in the senate (it was brought about that, etc.).

      ita efficitur ut omne corpus mortāle sit (N. D. 3.30), it therefore is made out that every body is mortal.

    3. Of Impersonals meaning it happens, it remains, it follows, it is necessary , it is added, and the like (§ 568, footnote):—
    4. accidit ut esset lūna plēna (B. G. 4.29), it happened to be full moon (it happened that it was, etc.). [Here ut esset is subject of accidit.]

      reliquum est ut officiīs certēmus inter nōs (Fam. 7.31), it remains for us to vie with each other in courtesies.

      restat ut hōc dubitēmus (Rosc. Am. 88), it is left for us to doubt this.

      sequitur ut doceam (N. D. 2.81), the next thing is to show (it follows, etc.).

      Note 1 The infinitive sometimes occurs: as, —nec enim acciderat mihi opus esse (Fam. 6.11.1), for it had not happened to be necessary to me.

      Note 2 Necesse est often takes the subjunctive without ut: as, concēdās necesse est (Rosc. Am. 87) , you must grant.

    5. Of est in the sense of it is the fact that, etc. (mostly poetic):—
    6. est ut virō vir lātius ōrdinet arbusta (Hor. Od. 3.1.9), it is the fact that one man plants his vineyards in wider rows than another.

    a. Fore (or futūrum esse ) ut with a clause of result as subject is Often used instead of the Future Infinitive active or passive; so necessarily in verbs which have no supine stem:—

    spērō fore ut contingat id nōbīs (Tusc. 1.82), I hope that will be our happy lot.

    cum vidērem fore ut nōn possem (Cat. 2.4), when I saw that I should not be able.

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