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Turning an active sentence into Latin is easy, sort of. The active-accusative becomes the passive-nominative, and the active-nominative becomes an ablative (of means? of agent with ab?). Oh, and don't forget to change the verb!
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Much like their first and second declension counterparts, third declension endings modify nouns, with which they agree in three ways: case, number, and gender. It's just that these adjectives have third declension endings, and that there are three different types of these adjectives.
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*This* video teaches the Latin word for "this" in all of its wonderful forms and parts of speech. hic, haec, hoc is not just a good (and popular) demonstrative adjective, but it has many substantive (noun-like) and adverbial uses.
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Commands are a part of life, especially for a teacher. Watch this video! Like this video! Visit our site! Learn Latin! This video covers how the imperative (command) is used and formed in Latin.
"Pluperfect" is a great pick up line: more than perfect. This video covers how Latin uses this "more than perfect" tense, what it looks like, and what exactly it means.
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The relative clause, which is introduced by the pronoun qui, quae, quod (who, which), is likely the most common subordinate clause in all of Latin. It even makes an appearance in the first line of Vergil's Aeneid, and in the first sentence of Caesar's Gallic War. This video gives a introduction to its declension and use in a basic Latin sentence.
Ablative absolutes are a peculiar and unique use of the ablative case, not necessarily found in English today. With this video watched (or after this video is watched), you will be able to understand and translate ablative absolutes into properly-sounding, modern English.
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What's the passive voice, and why would you even want to use it? After all, Microsoft Word thinks it's bad. This video covers how English uses the passive voice, from converting active sentences into passive ones, and when the passive should be used (hint: moderately).
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I, me, you, we, us, all of these are personal pronouns, and Latin has different forms for these words depending on how they are used in the sentence. Yes, the pronoun is declined too. But don't worry, the forms of ego, tu, nos, and vos aren't so different from each other.
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Everyone hates them, but you can't do the Latin verb without them - they are the principal parts. Sure, it seems like there is no pattern to these verbs, but there are some trends that carry across all verbs. Watch this video for more insight, but unfortunately there's no shortcut to just memorizing them for each verb until you get the hang of them. This video covers textbooks which have the fourth principal part as the perfect passive participle.
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