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Cum as a conjunction

I have some problems understanding when I should use the indicative and when I should use the subjunctive with cum. Wheelock says that it should be used with the indicative only when it's temporal (when, not why) and never in the past tenses. But a tutorial I read said that the indicative is always used when it's temporal and the subjunctive when it's causal. Which is right?
Anyway, the sequence of tenses only applies when ...
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Sequence of tenses

According to Wheelock, the perfect tense can be either primary or secondary sequence. But when is it primary and when is it secondary?
Which of these (I bet it's neither... :roll:) translations of "He came to run" is correct:
Venit ut currat. - Primary sequence
Venit ut curreret. - Secondary sequence
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Translation help.

Hi all,

Could someone please translate the phrase "Dreamwalker" into Latin. It will be used in the context of a name if that helps.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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ego cramans

Er I'm kind of "self-cramming" for my Latin final Friday so yeah I've got a few more questions...

What is up with this sentence?
Me rus cum amicis ambulaturum pollicitus, non arbitrarus sum me domi debere morari.
Is that a perfect passive participle?? How do you translate that if it it's deponent! (this is just what episcopus said would happen, "i am fished"...)
I am thinking Having promised to walk to my country house with ...
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Difficile Est Saturam Non Scribere?

Hello, I'm currently though with any and all basic Latin, as well as mediocre Latin texts (Eutropius etc...) Now, I thought that I might be able to translate some real texts, but I seem to be having problems! The text in question is Juvenal's Satura. The third line just eludes me. Any ideas?
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Verb Tenses

Hey!
I need help with verb tenses; how to recognize them and how to remember which one is which translation. Thanks!! :)
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Translation help

i need to translate the following text

They heard that their own sons had slain

I translated it as

audiverunt suus filius necabant

Is this correct ?

Thanks in advance for the help
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More practice sentences

thanks everyone! ...again! :?

This work is very difficult but we hope that our desire for glory will give us strength.
Hoc opus difficillimum est sed speramus cupiditatem nostram victoriae vires datura esse nobis.

I know that you are all asking whether he did it or not.
Scio omnes vestri rogare utrum id fecerit necne.
(did I get the utrum. . .necne formation right?)

I had sailed ...
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Having difficulty translating a phrase into latin... :(

Hi!

i've been given a homework assignment, and i have to translate a paragraph: i was doing quite well, until i came to a phrase "As they approached, the lieutenant went out and asked them about the fight."

i was thinking of using the ablative absolute, so it would translate as "while they were approaching", seeing as this would give basically the same meaning. however, i have been unable to discover whether the present participle ...
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Oops! Forgot to say Hi!

Salvete!

I didn't see this posted so I'll give it another shot.

I'm a new Latin teacher at a new Catholic school (enrollment about 30). I''m interested in finding some attractive and inexpensive (free would be good) posters for the classroom. Students are 1st through 5th graders. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Valete!
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