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Declining nouns in -ius and -ium

I was wondering if someone could tell me if I am declining these correctly? This is a little confusing.

The book says:
The plural is regular. Note that the -i- of the base is lost only in the genitive singular, and in the vocative of words like filius.

What about the dative and ablative plurals with their -is- endings?

Nom - praesidium parvum
Gen - praesidi parvi
Acc - praesidium parvum
Dat - praesidio ...
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Ex 86, #9

I have a question about number 9. We are to translate "The Roman people give money to the good sailors".

I translated this as Populus Romanus pecuniam nautis bonis dant.

The answer key agrees with my translations except it uses dat (singular) instead of dant (plural). What should be used here for the verb "give", singular or plural? I guess I feel that people is the plural of person and people is the object of ...
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How much time should I study?

[ :wink: b]This may sound like an elementary question... however, I am curious how much time I should plan on studying each session?

Should I make this a daily practice?

I am just starting this evening and could use any helpful tips as I have no experience with Latin.
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New to Latin

Hi guys. I'm new to learning Latin and I've started working on the D'Ooge book. I wanted to ask you guys what was the best way of going about learning latin. Like using this book of grammer or any other, if any of you can suggest. I would really appreciate it any kind of guidance. :)
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§ 459 Review of Gerund(ive), Inf., Subj. I, II Page 193!

Here I am a bit unsure of sequence of tenses, and the imperfect subjunctive as in II. 4. Does is still reflect continuous action there? Must the pluperfect be used for an action finished in the past? I.e "sese abdedissent"? It is different from English isn't it? Anyway,

I. 1. Caesar, cum pervenisset, milites hortabatur ne consilium oppidi capiendi omitterent.
-Caesar, when he (had) arrived, began to encourage the soldiers not to give up the ...
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§ 454. Exercises I, II Page 191-2 Review of Ablative

After this there will be just one further exercise.

I. 1. Galli locis superioribus occupatis itinere exercitum prohibere conantur.
-Having taken possession of the higher positions the Gauls try to keep away the army.

2. Omnes oppidani ex oppido egressi fugá petere inceperunt.
-All the townsmen who had moved out of the town began to attack with a flight...
(This one is not right I know)

3. Caesar docet se militum vitam sua salute habere ...
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§ 447. Exercise II. Page 188. Gen/Abl of Description.

Here I am basically unsure, due to lack of reading any Latin in context but D'Ooge exercises, of what qualifies for Ablative or Genitive of Description.
The Genitive I understand is for numerical, Ablative for physical. What about the word, as will be mentioned below, "magnitude"? This seems abstract but reflects physical presence. By the way the Ex. I. was very easy so that goes well. Correct as I am sure you shall ...
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§ 439. Exercises I, II Dative of Purpose/End for Which, P186

I'll begin by uttering a rare criticism: this dative of purpose lesson in my opinion has not been explained very well here. That's to say, every time there is a dative like this I need to see in brackets (for), and D'Ooge does include that :? Hence I don't understand this concept properly, probably the only thing in which I don't see any logic in the whole ...
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D'Ooge's Latin For Beginners Key

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answer key??


Are there any updates on when the answer key will be available?

I want to start a beginner book with my 15 year old in January and am torn between Henle and LFB. Henle at least has a partial answer key for it.

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