The indirect statement is often a confusing topic for many new Latin students, and sometimes even for those who have experience with the language. As such, I thought it would be beneficial to explain this concept as thoroughly as possible. So, what is an indirect statement (oratio obliqua)? Simply put, it is a second-hand telling of a direct statement (oratio recta). In other words, as the name suggests, it is an indirect manner of conveying information.
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