The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Third Conjugation - Active Voice. Imperative and Infinitive Moods.

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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 41. Third Conjugation.

  • pasco, -is, pavi, pastum, -ĕre,, to feed.
  • vir, viri, m., a man.
  • virtus, -utis, f., manliness, virtue.
  • beatus, -a, -um, adj., blessed.
  • beate, adv., happily.
  • nunquam, conj., never.
  • semper, adv., always.

Syntax Rules 18. Genitive of duty.

A Genitive is sometimes so used that mark, duty, business, or part may be supplied; as, Discipuli est discere, It is (the duty) of a scholar to learn.

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Exercise A

  1. Learn Vocabularies 38.-41., the Syntax Rule 18., and the Verb rego (all tenses).
  2. Write out the Imperative of pono and disco, and the "Verb Infinite" of the same.
  3. Write out the 1st Person Singular of all the Tenses formed from the Perfect of disco, edo, vivo, peto, posco.

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Exercise B

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

  • rege; regendi; regitote; regere; recturus.
  • regito; rectum; regentis; regento; regito.
  • rexisse; regens; regendo; rectu; recturi.

2. Gerund, Supine and Future Participle.

  • Say off the Gerund (ACC and GEN) of: mitto, vinco, lego, claudo, occido, scribo.
  • Say off the Supine and Future Participle of the same.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

Before translating turn back to Rule 14.

  1. Sine virtute ne vivamus.
  2. Semper beate vivatis, amici!
  3. Pueri, bene vivere discite.
  4. Servi dominis parere discunto.
  5. Milites, ducem defendite.
  6. Filii, parentibus placere discite.
  7. Mores nostros corrigamus.
  8. Semper vincatis, milites!
  9. Nunquam pauperibus noceamus.
  10. Sapientis est linguam coercere.
  11. Boni civis est legibus parere.
  12. Viri est amare virtutem.
  13. Servorum est dominis placere.
  14. Disce parere ut bene regas.
  15. Romani nos se vincere docuerunt.
  16. Vive bene ut beate vivas.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. May you always be happy!
  2. May we ever love virtue!
  3. Soldiers, surround the enemy's camp.
  4. Let us defend our king.
  5. Let us not kill the man.
  6. May you never be sick!
  7. It is the duty of parents to correct their children.
  8. It is the part of the wise to learn (how) to live happily.
  9. It is the mark of a good man to love virtue.
  10. It is the business of a shepherd to feed his sheep.

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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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