The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Oral Exercises - Verbs. Passive Voice. On deriving the Passive from the Active.


  • Exercise A shows what has to be learnt and written in preparation for the next exercises (and future lessons).
  • Exercise B contains viva voce Exercises.
  • Exercise C (from Latin) and Exercise D (from English) contain the sentences to be translated, either orally or in writing.

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Exercise A

  1. Turn to the Passive Voice of the Verb moneo, and by means of the Rules on the foregoing page read off the Passive in the Present-Stem Tenses of the Indicative.
  2. Proceed similarly with rego and audio in the Conjunctive.

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Exercise B: translate and put into Passive.

  1. oramus; orabas; punies; orem; oretis; oremus.
  2. viderem; videretis; videbamus; videtis; videbimus; videbis.
  3. mittes; mittetis; mittebamus; mittamus; mitteremus; mittitis.
  4. punias; punies; punio, puniebam, puniemus; puniretis.

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Exercise C: miscellanea.

  1. Give the Supine and Perfect Participle of the following: oro, doceo, mitto, punio, domo, jubeo, pingo, vinco*.
  2. Say off the 1st Person, Singular and Plural, of the Perfect Indicative Passive of the same Verbs.
  3. Give the 3rd Person, Singular and Plural, of the same using puer, pueri, respectively as the Nominative.
  4. Proceed similarly with puella, puellae, as the Nominative.

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Exercise D: translate.

Turn the following into Latin, and give the corresponding Passive ; thus, He loves, amat; Passive, amatur.

  1. he loves, he will love, he may love, he might love.
  2. they love, they will love, they may love, they might love.
  3. I advise. I will advise. I may advise. I might advise.
  4. they advise, they will advise, they may advise, they might advise.
  5. (sing.) you rule. you will rule, you may rule, you might rule.
  6. (plur.) you rule, you will rule, you may rule, you might rule.

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C.Sherwill Dawe, The Beginner's Latin Exercises Book, 1880, Rivington, Waterloo Place, London; read the book on

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