Can somebody please tell me if my translation for the sentence: "It seems that the slave is carrying a letter." is correct?

Videtur servus epistulam portare.

videtur - 3rd person present passive

servus - nominative

epistulam - accusative

portare -present infinitive

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Yes; when the nominative servus can be construed as the subject of videtur, (or dicitur, cognoscitur )

The slave seems to be carrying a letter.
The slave is seen to be carrying the letter.

'It seems that the slave is carrying the letter.' is Nominative and infinitive.

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