Chapter 1: Introduction to Latin Verbs
- Person - 1st, 2and or 3rd (I, you,
- Number - singular or plural ("I" vs.
- Tense - present, future, perfect,
imperfect, pluperfect, future perfect
- indicative - states a simple fact or
- subjunctive - used when the factual
certainty of an assertion is not clear; e.g. conditions; no one
simple translation (would, should, might are often used) -
you'll learn 'em as we go.
- imperative - states a command
- complementary infinitive: "I wish to go
to the store."
- verbal noun: "To err is
- active: Casey eats the bone.
- passive: The bone is eaten by
Right now we'll concentrate on the present,
indicative, active (plus imperative and infintive).
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