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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.
adjectives cases nouns participles verbs
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.
active voice indicative mood verbs
*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.
adjectives feminine masculine neuter nouns
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.
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.
adjectives feminine masculine neuter third declension
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!
passive voice verbs
The Latin present participle puts the NT in present. This video covers the formation and use of the present participle. It's not just all -ings (although that may be the easiest for you).
active voice adjectives participles verbs
You see infinitives everywhere in Latin, from the second principal part of a verb's dictionary entry to sentences with possum and volo. This video covers the basic of the present active infinitive (yes, that means there are other types of infinitives).
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Let's learn how to conjugate a verb in the present active subjunctive. It's as easy as "we fear a liar" or "Wendy wears a giant diaper" (with, of course, a few irregulars). Keep in mind that the present subjunctive actually refers to actions happening at the same time as the main verb (unless it is the main verb, as it would be if it were a jussive, potential, optative, or deliberative).
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