Passuros esse

john abshire

Well-Known Member
Tyrranus arbitratus est eos duos haec mala diu passuros esse.
book> The tyrrant thought that the two men would endure these evils a long time.

is passuros esse a future infinitive (indicative) or is it subjunctive?
Would or will endure?
 
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Dumnorix

New Member
With the past tense thought, use would endure. If the main verb were present tense, it would be, The tyrant thinks that the two men will endure.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
is passuros esse a future infinitive (indicative) or is it subjunctive?
It is a future infinitive. It is neither indicative nor subjunctive. Regardless of how it's translated into English, an infinitive is never indicative or subjunctive: it's just infinitive.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
There are four basic moods (afaik), John:

I. indicative
II. subjunctive
III. infinitive
IV. imperative
 
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