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    TFL Lesson 17 Exercise VIII

    Hello,
    My son is confused about the use of Illi in the second sentence of the reading translation. The answer key has "they (the Romans) did not build a bridge..." He is wondering why the Latin is not "et ei propter ligni..." (they instead of those). Again in the third sentence, why use illi instead of ei (those instead of they)?

    Thank you!
    Catherine

    2020-21
    DS17
    DS15
    DS13
    DD13
    DS8
    DD5
    DS 2.5

    Homeschooling 4 with MP
    2 in classical school

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    Originally posted by CatherineS View Post
    Hello,
    My son is confused about the use of Illi in the second sentence of the reading translation. The answer key has "they (the Romans) did not build a bridge..." He is wondering why the Latin is not "et ei propter ligni..." (they instead of those). Again in the third sentence, why use illi instead of ei (those instead of they)?

    Thank you!
    Good afternoon,

    The Romans really liked their demonstrative pronouns and used them for more often than we do in English. "Those" would be the literal translation and is not incorrect. The key is simply illustrating that a more idiomatic translation would use "they." We could certainly make this clearer in our key though, so I apologize for the confusion!
    Michael
    Memoria Press

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      #3
      That makes sense! Thanks for clarifying.
      Catherine

      2020-21
      DS17
      DS15
      DS13
      DD13
      DS8
      DD5
      DS 2.5

      Homeschooling 4 with MP
      2 in classical school

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