The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Second Conjugation - Passive Voice. Conjunctive 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 55. Second Conjugation, Passive.

  • dubito, -as, -avi, -atum, -are,, to doubt.
  • moveo, -es, movi, motum, -ere,, to move.
  • dubius, -a, -um, adj., doubtful.
  • totus, -a, -um, adj., whole.
  • tantus, -a, -um, adj., so great.
  • nemo, -nis, m., nobody.
  • multitudo, -inis, f., multitude.
  • adventus, -us, m., coming, arrival.
  • cito, adv., quickly.
  • quin, conj., that, but that.

Syntax Rule 22. Quin and doubts.

Quin, that, or but that, is used with the Subjunctive after words expressing doubt; as, e.g. Non dubito... quin..., do not doubt... that...; Non est dubium... quin..., It is not doubtful... that..., or There is no doubt... that....

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Exercise A

  1. Learn Vocabulary 55., the Syntax Rule 22., and revise once more Vocabularies 35.-37. and the Conjunctive of moneor.
  2. Conjugate doceo in the Conjunctive Passive.
  3. Write out the 3nd Person, Singular and Plural, of all the tenses of the Conjunctive Passive of: terreo, video, jubeo, and teneo.
  4. Parse videar, videreris, visus sit, visi essemus, and videremur.

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Exercise B

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

  • monearis; monitus aim; moneremini; monereris.
  • moneremur; monerer; moniti simus; moneamini.
  • moneantur; moniti sint; moniti essetis; monitus esses.

2. Turn these Verbs into the Active form, giving the meaning in English.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Pater curabat ut filius bene doceretur.
  2. Bona mater curabit ut nliae linguam coercere doceantur.
  3. Si hostes urbera intravissent, omnes cives maxime territi esaent.
  4. Titus rogavit ut cibus exercitui cito praeberetur.
  5. Brute, equitatus strenue exerceatur.
  6. Dictator milites jacere jubet ne ab hostibus videantur.
  7. Non dubito quin tota urbs regis adventu mota sit
  8. Non est dubium quin omnes cives repinae adventu moti sint.
  9. Nemo dubitabat quin mons a nostris tentus esset.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. I will ask that food may be supplied to you at once.
  2. The multitude of the barbarians was so-great that our (men) were very greatly terrified.
  3. Nobody doubts that you have been well taught.
  4. You had been warned, but you did not obey.
  5. Brave men will not be easily alarmed.
  6. If you had been injured, there is no doubt your friends would have wept.
  7. Let us not be alarmed, citizens.

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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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