chapter  8
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Indirect commands

There are two special types of result clauses which are used in specific circumstances: relative clauses of result and substantive clauses of result. Relative clauses of result engender, in addition, a closely related construction termed relative clauses of characteristic. This construction is a fusion of relative clauses and result clauses. It is used to state a result which follows from a non-specific, indefinite antecedent which is usually negative. The structure of relative clauses is identical to that of result clauses with the only difference being that a relative pronoun is used instead of ut. Closely related to this type of clause is the relative clause of characteristic. Such clauses are generally used without adverbs or adjectives of degree. This chapter presents matching exercises with unedited Latin excerpts and rough English translations.