Dear Forum, my uncertainty is as follows: I have been studying the use of the subjunctive to report what someone has said, ie 'indirect speech'. What I have been unable to find out is if one should use it in formal written german to also report what someone has written? The sentence I am considering is: Laut Christoph Eyring, kommt/ komme das Wort 'Dialekt' aus dem Altgriechischen 'dialektos'. Any advice would be gratefully recieved! Many thanks in anticipation for your help!