The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Third Conjugation - Active Voice. Indicative 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 38. Third Conjugation.

  • rego, regis, rexi, rectŭm, regĕre,, to rule.
  • tego, -is, -xi, tectŭm, -ĕre,, to cover.
  • cingo, -is, -nxi, cinctum, -ĕre,, to surround, encircle.
  • jungo, -is, -nxi, -ctum, -ĕre,, to join.
  • dico -is, -xi, -ctum, -ĕre,, to say, tell.
  • duco, -is, -xi, -ctum, -ĕre,, to lead.
  • struo, -is, -xi, -ctum, -ĕre,, to build.
  • instruo, -is, -xi, -ctum, -ĕre,, to arrange, to draw up.
  • defendo, -is, -di, -sum, -ĕre,, to defend.
  • occido, -is, -di, -sum, -ĕre,, to kill.
  • claudo, -is, -si, -sum, -ĕre,, to shut.
  • scribo, -is, -psi, -ptum, -ĕre,, to write.
  • pingo, -is, -nxi, -pictum, -ĕre,, to paint.
  • tabula, -ae, f., a painting.
  • copiae, -arum, f., forces.
  • pallium, -i, n., a cloack.
  • infidelis, -e, adj., unfaithful.

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Exercise A

  1. Learn Vocabulary 38., and the Indicative of rego.
  2. Write out and learn the endings of rego in the Indicative.
  3. Conjugate pingo and tego in the Indicative.
  4. Parse ducam, ducetis, duxisti, ducitis, duxeram, ducent.

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Exercise B

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

  • regitis; reges; regimus; rexeramus; regebamus; rexi.
  • regebas; rexit; rexisti; rexistis; regemus; reget.
  • regam; regis; rexero; rexerunt; rexeritis; regit.

2. Give orally the 1st and 3nd Person Singular of all the Tenses of the Indicative of:

cingo, instruo, scribo, defendo, claudo.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Pulchram. tabulam pinxisti.
  2. Pastores oves ducebant.
  3. Discipuli scribunt et pingunt.
  4. Equitatus noster castra defendet.
  5. Milites se scutis defendebant.
  6. Consul exercitum civium duxit.
  7. Castra hostium cinximus.
  8. Servi corpus pallio teximus.
  9. Servi corpus pallio texerunt.
  10. Hostes aciem instruxerant.
  11. Caesar duo castra junxerit.
  12. Cives portas urbis clauserint.
  13. Infideles servos occidemus.
  14. Deus omnem mundum regit.
  15. Carae sorori meae placebo.
  16. Dux omnes copias instruxit.
  17. Cicero multos libros scripsit.
  18. Bonus pater liberos defendet.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. I was painting a picture.
  2. You were writing a letter.
  3. You will defend yourself.
  4. Caesar drew up his forces in the plain.
  5. He joined our hands.
  6. We will defend our homes.
  7. He had covered his feet.
  8. Walls surround the city.
  9. We defended our friends.
  10. We will slay our foes.
  11. You have shut the gates.
  12. You will lead the army.
  13. Shepherds will lead the sheep.
  14. Son, I defended you.
  15. We had written two letters.
  16. A shield covered his head.
  17. We will join hands, friends.
  18. We often write with your pen.

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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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