[*] 581. The Subject Accusative of the Infinitive is regularly expressed in Indirect Discourse, even if it is wanting in the direct:
[*] Note 1.--But the subject is often omitted if easily understood:—
- “ īgnōscere imprūdentiae dīxit ” (B. G. 4.27) , he said he pardoned their rashness.
- eadem ab aliīs quaerit: reperit esse vēra (id. 1.18), he inquires about these same things from others; he finds that they are true.
- tē suspicor eīsdem rēbus quibus mē ipsum commovērī; (Cat. M. 1), I suspect that you are disturbed by the same things as I.
- “cōnfīdō tamen haec quoque tibi nōn minus grāta quam ipsōs librōs futūra ” (Plin. Ep. 3.5.20) , I trust that these facts too will be no less pleasing to you than the books themselves.
[*] Note 3.--In poetry, by a Greek idiom, a Predicate Noun or Adjective in the indirect discourse sometimes agrees with the subject of the main verb:—