I'm trying to figure out a couple of grammatical rules, and the easiest way for me to do that would be if I had translations of the following sentences.
He had wanted a cat.
I think "er hatte eine Katze wollte."
rule: perfect tense.
He had wanted to speak.
I think "er hatte sprechen wollen."
rule: perfect tense with modal, or perfect tense with a 3rd verb.
About this one I am not sure yet, I'm trying to figure out if the modal here is in infinitive form because of the 3rd verb, "sprechen", or because it's modal.
He had ran to find her.
The last one: not sure if I can do something like this:
er hatte ihr finden liefen.
Or would I do this:
Er hatte lief, zu ihr finden.