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grammar arguement

I'm very new to latin so I decided to buy a couple of books to help the learning process. My dad has studied latin and so obviously thinks he knows everything. While he was looking through one of the books he found a passage of writing:

"Ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera a malo" (post-classical)
Do not lead us into temptation but free us from evil.

My dad said this was wrong as there ...
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need simple translation before saturday

i was curious if someone could throw out the translation for this please.

"free to be"
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strange adversative combination: sed - tamen

I'm bothered by the use of sed & tamen in the
following sentence - can you help?

Dici potest consistere in tanta, sed minutissima tamen
fluiditate, ac subtilitate corporis.

I'm pretty sure that tanta qualifies fluiditate, but
am bothered about the positioning of the sed and
tamen. Maybe because I consider the fluidity and
subtility not be naturally contradictory. So far, I
have stretched my translation to be as follows, but
I'm uncomfortable with it ...
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Similiter?

When I say "You are similar to him" I say Similis ei es. But when I want to say "You run like him" (similar to him) would that translate as Curris similiter ei? Or should I use the nominative instead of the dative when it's an adverb?
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Translation help

Okay since I was sick today I didn't go to school, thus, I missed Latin class. We have a quiz tomorrow and I want to make sure I'm prepared for it. I'll post what we probably would have gone over in class. We're reading Caesaris de bello gallico commentariorum liber primus. I think I've totally butchered it but here goes:

Id hoc facilius iis persuasit, quod undique loci natura Helvetii continentur: una ex parte flumine ...
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Fear clauses

I searched the web for examples of fear clauses, and I found this:
Caesar veretur ut senatus se laudet.
Does that really mean "Caesar fears that the senate might not praise him"? It's not that it's ut that i used, I know that ut and ne are inverted in fear clauses.
It's that se is used that bothers me. Wouldn't se point back at senatus, since it is the last subject noun before se?
Is ...
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Declining words

I am sorry for all the questions, but I am in the process of learning on my own, so it seems everyone here is my only source for more information than books.

So the question is: Is there a way to view a word and see what declension it is, or must you look it up? If so an example would be great if only for one of the declensions, but the rule for all ...
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Satis

I know that satis takes the genitive case when it modifies nouns, so "I have enough money" would be translated as Habeo satis pecuniae. But when it's modifying adjectives, do you still use the genitive? Would "You are big enough" be translated as Es satis magni? Or do you just not use satis together with adjectives?
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Regarding gerundives.

Salvete particepes fori,
this is my first post on textkit so I will try to be brief. Recently I have had problems understanding the concept of gerundives, "passive verbal adjectives" as one textbook describes them. Some examples given are:

magister audiendus est - the master is to-be-listend to, or:

imperium regendum erat - The empire was to-be-ruled.

What I do not quite understand is how gerundives differ from say, passive participles? And, in what contexts ...
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Vocabulary Strategies

Hi.

I've just joined the forum and thought I'd throw out a question. I'm a first-year Latin student at university and was wondering if anyone has any good strategies for learning vocabulary. I have a lot of vocab that I need to learn or revise for my end-of-year exam in a couple of months.

(And yes, I have already subscribed to a Toolkit vocab course. What a great idea!)

Thanks,

Ioanna
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