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  • janahigh
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    Thank you so much - that's exactly what I needed.

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  • pschaeffer
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    The beauty of an inflected language like Latin is that the words can be in virtually any order and the same meaning is communicated. There are general principles such as:
    -The verb is generally last.
    -The subject generally comes first.
    -The indirect and direct objects generally precede the verb.
    -Adjectives of quantity generally precede the noun the modify and adjectives of quality generally follow the noun they modify.
    -For predicate adjectives and predicate nominatives, generally they go between the subject and the verb: for example, Maria puella est.

    There are rare situations where placing an adjective between two words can cause confusion, but normally placement does not matter.

    Paul

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  • janahigh
    started a topic Second Form Latin, Lesson 11, Worksheet 5

    Second Form Latin, Lesson 11, Worksheet 5

    My question is about word order when translating from English to Latin. How flexible should I be in grading my son's sentences? I get especially unsure with complements (DO, PN, PA) and phrases. Could you give me some general rules/patterns?

    Thanks so much,
    Jana
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