The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Second Conjugation - Active Voice. Imperative and Infinitive Mood.

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  • 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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Vocabulary 37. Second Conjugation.

  • noceo, -es, -ui, -tum, -ēre, v.intr. + DAT, to injure.
  • pareo, -es, -ui, -tum, -ēre, v.intr. + DAT, to obey.
  • placeo, -es, -ui, -tum, -ēre, v.intr. + DAT, to please.
  • displiceo, -es, -ui, -tum, -ēre, v.intr. + DAT, to displease.
  • jubeo, -es, jussi, jussum, -ēre,, to order.
  • taceo, -es, -cui, -citum, -ēre, v.intr., to be silent.
  • deleo, -es, -evi, -etum, -ēre,, to destroy.
  • fleo, -es, -evi, -etum, -ēre,, to weep.
  • pecco, -as, -avi, -atum, -are, v., to sin.
  • sapiens, -entis, adj., wise.
  • stultus, a, um, adj., foolish.
  • statim, adv., immediately.

Rule of Syntax 17bis. — Not in negative commands.

Not in negative commands or entreaties is always ne; as, Ne oves terreamus, Let us not frighten the sheep.

Obs. — Some latin verbs govern the Dative, which in English take the Objective case without a preposition; as, parere, to obey; nocere, to injure; placere, to please; displicere, to displease.

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Exercise A

  1. Learn Vocabularies 35.-37., the Syntax Rule 17b., and the verb moneo (all tenses).
  2. Write out the Imperative of doceo, jubeo, and the "Verb Infinite" of the same.
  3. Write out the 1st Person Singular of all the Tenses formed from the Perfect of caveo, doceo, jubeo, deleo, taceo.

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Exercise B

1. Read off the English, naming Mood and Tense, supply Pronouns of:

  • mone; monendi; monetote; monere; moniturus.
  • moneto; monitum; monendum; monento; monete.
  • monuisse; monens; monendo; monitu; monituri.

2. Gerund, Supine and Future Participle.

  • Say off the Gerund (ACC and GEN) of: caveo, doceo, jubeo, deleo, taceo.
  • Say off the Supine and Future Participle of the same.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Dux milites tacere jussit.
  2. Pueri, statim tacete.
  3. Fili, parentibus pareas.
  4. Facile est timidos terrere.
  5. Ne noceamus aliis.
  6. Ne tibi displiceam.
  7. Milites, ne deleamus urbem.
  8. Pastor, cave lupum.
  9. Omnes linguam coercento.
  10. Bonae filiae matribus placent.
  11. Jucundius est amicis placere quam hostibus displicere.
  12. Omnes cives patriae legibus pareant.
  13. Melius est linguam coercuisse quam amico nocuisse.
  14. Facilius est decem sapientes docere quam unum stultum.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. Boys, exercise your bodies.
  2. Girls, be silent.
  3. Sons, obey your parents.
  4. Children, please your parents.
  5. Beware of the dog.
  6. Be silent, children.
  7. Let us curb our tongues.
  8. Let us not injure others.
  9. It is better to displease others than to sin.
  10. It is most foolish, soldiers, to have destroyed the camp.
  11. It is better to obey God than man (pl.).

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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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