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1 84 THE SUBJUNCTIVE IN INDIRECT QUESTIONS


Ubi est Roma? Where is Rome? Caesarne Gallos vicit? Did Ccesar conquer the Gauls i a. Rogat ubi sit Roma He asks where Rome is b. Rogavit ubi esset Roma He asked where Rome was f a. Rogat num Caesar Gallds vicerit He asks whether Ccesar conquered the Gauls Rogavit num Caesar Gall5s vicisset He asked whether Ccesar had con- quered the Gauls a. The verb in a direct question is in the indicative mood, but the mood is subjunctive in an indirect question. b. The tense of the subjunctive follows the rules for tense sequence. c. Indirect questions are introduced by the same interrogative words as introduce direct questions, excepting thatjyes-or-no direct questions (cf. § 210) on becoming indirect are usually introduced by num, whether. . Rule. Indirect Questions. In an indirect question the verb is hi the subjunctive and its tense is determined by the law for tense sequence, . IDIOMS de tertia vigilia, about the third watch iniurias alicui inferre, to inflict injuries upon some one facere verba pro, with the ablative, to speak in behalf of in reliquum tempus,^^^ the future . EXERCISES I. I. Rex rogavit quid legati postularent et cur ad se venissent. 2. Quaesivit quoque num nee recentis iniurias nee dubiam Romano- rum amicitiam memoria tenerent. 3. Videtisne quae oppida hostes oppugnaverint ? 4. Nonne scltis cur Galli sub montem sese contu- lerint? 5. Audlvimus quas iniurias tibi German! intulissent. 6. De tertia vigilia imperator misit homines qui cognoscerent quae esset natura montis. 7. Pro his orator verba fecit et rogavit cur consules navis ad plenum summi periculi locum mittere vellent. 8. Legatis convocatis dcmonstravit quid fieri vellet. 9. Nuntius referebat quid