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    Reviewing FFL and confusing myself!

    Please just reassure me as my brain shut down today. Reviewing for class on Friday and the rule: A verb agrees with its subject in person and number.
    I believe I understand it but could someone put intelligible language to it for me since nouns don't have "persons"?
    -Amy

    Nine babies, 6 graduated, 5 married, 17 grand babies 7 and under!
    2020/21 MP 3rd, 6th, 11th MPOA, College student. Starting 8th year using Memoria Press
    Director of Coop 412, a Classical Christian Coop using MP and based on Ephesians 4:12.

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    Re: Reviewing FFL and confusing myself!

    I'lll take a stab at it!

    The personal ending to the verb shows the "person"...1st, 2nd or 3rd. So:
    Mary walks
    Maria ambulat
    as Mary can be represented by the pronoun "she" which is 3rd person, the verb must contain the "t" personal pronoun ending.

    I hope that makes sense! 😃
    Tracy
    My boys: JR, Riley, and Jack
    MP 8A, 7A, and MP2

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      #3
      Re: Reviewing FFL and confusing myself!

      Originally posted by Maggie View Post
      Please just reassure me as my brain shut down today. Reviewing for class on Friday and the rule: A verb agrees with its subject in person and number.
      I believe I understand it but could someone put intelligible language to it for me since nouns don't have "persons"?
      A noun subject, such as Mary or friends or cat, is really replacing a "he, she, it" or a "they." We're talking about someone else, and so the verb will be in the 3rd person.

      Does that help, or just confuse more?

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        #4
        Re: Reviewing FFL and confusing myself!

        They are referring to First, Second and third person. So if I want to say, "I love" I must match my verb in person (the first person for .I) and number (singular) so it would be "amo". But if I wanted to say "The queens love" I would use third person (for the person spoken about- queens) plural. So it would be "reginae amant."
        The verb congugations are learned in a chart organized by person in rows (first, second, third) and number in the column (singular, plural).
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          #5
          Re: Reviewing FFL and confusing myself!

          Thank you all! I knew that is what it must mean but needed help articulating it!
          -Amy

          Nine babies, 6 graduated, 5 married, 17 grand babies 7 and under!
          2020/21 MP 3rd, 6th, 11th MPOA, College student. Starting 8th year using Memoria Press
          Director of Coop 412, a Classical Christian Coop using MP and based on Ephesians 4:12.

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