The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Third Conjugation - Passive Voice. Conjunctive Mood.


  • 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 57. Third Conjugation, Passive.

  • construo, -is, -xi, -ctum, -ere,, to build.
  • destruo, -is, -xi, -ctum, -ere,, to destroy.
  • maneo, -es, mansi, mansum, -ere,, to remain.
  • nidus, -i, m., a nest.
  • panis, -is, m., bread.
  • pars, -tis, f., apart.
  • frigus, -oris, n., cold.
  • Alpes, -ium,, the Alps.
  • summus, -a, -um, adj., highest.
  • medius, -a, -um, adj., middle.
  • extremus, -a, -um, adj., outermost.
  • subito, adv., suddenly.
  • Britannus, -i, m., a Briton.

Obs. — in with Ablative, idioms:

  • In summo monte, On the top of the mountain.
  • In medio flumine, In the middle of the stream.
  • In extremo ponte, At the end of the bridge.

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Exercise A

  1. Learn Vocabulary 57., and revise Vocabularies 39. and 40. and the Conjunctive of regor.
  2. Conjugate pingo in the Conjunctive Passive,
  3. Write out the 1st Person, Singular and Plural, of all the tenses of the Conjunctive Passive of: mitto, vinco, corrigo, and pono.
  4. Parse ponamur, ponereris, positi essent, and ponamini.

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Exercise B

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

  • regerer; regar; regaris; regamur.
  • rectus sis; regereris; regeremur; regeremini.
  • rectus esset; recti sitis; recti essetis; recti essent.

2. Turn the following Verbs into the Passive form:

  • regas; regerem; rexerim; regamus; rexissem.
  • regeret; regatis; rexisses; regeretis; rexerint.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Acies in media planitie instructa est ne subito oppugnaretur.
  2. Nidus in sumtna arbore constructus est ne destrueretur.
  3. Castra sub monte posita sunt ne cingerentur.
  4. Non est dubium quin legati ad Senatum missi sint.
  5. Fortiter pugnemus ut hostes vincantur.
  6. Nostri milites tarn acriter pugnaverunt ut hostes victi sint.
  7. Nemo dubitabat quin pax post proelium proponeretur.
  8. In eo proelio Britanni tarn acriter pugnaverunt ut magna pars hostium occisa sit.
  9. In summis Alpibus tantum est frigus ut nix ibi semper maneat.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. There is no doubt that the nest has been destroyed.
  2. Who doubts that bread is eaten by all?
  3. Let the camp be pitched at-the-foot (sub) of the mountain.
  4. Nobody doubts that peace will-be-sought after the battle.
  5. The two armies engaged-in battle yesterday.
  6. A nest is built in the top of that oak.
  7. Let me read the letter.
  8. The tower at the end of the bridge was destroyed.

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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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