Quod explicativum developing a neuter pronoun is regular; conjunctivus potentialis is regular; imperfect for conjunctivus potentialis is regular for the past. You can find the references above. I don't know which constructions you mean.postulating several irregular constructions
Clauses that develop pronouns are usually the kind of clauses taken by the verb used. Animadverto takes acc.-inf. rather than quod (in classical Latin).As you can see, I claim that the clause develops the pronoun rather than serves as a direct complement.
Well, the context is:I disagree, as I mentioned above.
Yes, but not after verbs of saying/thinking/perception. The acc.-inf. is regular there.Quod explicativum developing a neuter pronoun is regular
Yes, when it makes sense. It doesn't here.conjunctivus potentialis is regular
But you see an issue in style? I find it rather bold to claim that there are no grammatical issues with your reading for the reasons explained above. I would concede that the way you parse this sentence is not completely refutable per se, but it would rely on an inconsistent style that would seem rather unusual for Cicero.I don't see any issues with grammar.
Well, no ... that's what I was trying to say above: Your reading requires a lot more additional assumptions than Pacifica's.Still, I think for the time being I'll favour my own, because I think it's simpler, accounts for subj. impf. more easily and the reading makes more sense to me.
I take your word on that. But the very fact that this passage was a subject of scholar controversy between guys who wrote way better Latin than me suggests that one way or another, Tully's style failed here.But you see an issue in style?
Frankly, it was the starting point.Your explanation had to construct some additional semantic nuances in the quod sentence
Clauses that develop pronouns are usually the kind of clauses taken by the verb used.
Curiously, the same De officiis provides an example where an AcI is probably expected instead illud quod:Yes, but not after verbs of saying/thinking/perception.
2.70 dixit:Videndumque illud est, quod, si opulentum fortunatumque defenderis, in uno illo aut, si forte, in liberis eius manet gratia; sin autem inopem, probum tamen et modestum, omnes non improbi humiles, quae magna in populo multitude est, praesidium sibi paratum vident.