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Present subjunctives- How? When?

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For my Latin class, i'm going to be teaching my class about present subjunctives, BUT, while i know how they're used for wishes (ie with "utinam"), i've been looking though my textbooks for examples, and while i can identify them (although they're nowhere near as common as past subjunctives), i can't pinpoint in what exact situation there'd be used. I know that the ...
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Simple thingy

How would you translate a sentence like "What you don't know is that I see you" into Latin? Quod nescis est ut te videam? Just a guess.
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"No Fate" help translate please

i would like to know if the phrase "nullus fatum" would work for the phrase "no fate". the context would be "no fate, but what we make for our selves." i have looked into the phrases "fatum non existi" and nullus fatalis" be these aren't the context i want.....at least i don't think.

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Problem with quiz

I got my first word. Then I got a quiz. On a different word. The word I got was cibus, but my test was on amicus.(I got it wrong) Does that happen often?
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tempus suorum est solis ????

The local library here has a sundial in their courtyard which has a plaque with the quote " tempus suorum est solis", underneath which is the translation " "our time is of the sun".

Doesn't this translate as " Their (own) time is of the sun?" Sure, this is a trifling matter but it bugs me!

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Aullus Gellius

Can you help me with a translation?

:arrow: Increscunt animi, virescit volnere virtus

Some people have told me that the word usage is weird! Can anybody elaborate on that?

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Tricky sentences- de bello Gallico V.XI

Greetings all

I have recently been ploughing my way through Caesar's work and often finding myself struggling. I have gotten bogged down by a mass of ablatives, participles and (as of yet) unlearned vocab. which result in a translation that 'gets the gist of it' but is far from perfect. Anyway, enough of my ramblings. Here are a couple of sentences that have given me trouble, with my attempted translations.

<i>In his rebus circiter dies ...
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Two small questions

1. "He was confirmed to have been seen". Is that Confirmatus est visus esse or Confirmatus est visum esse? Using the nominative for visus make the most sense to me.

2. I don't really understand the difference between aliquis and aliqui. I guess aliquis should be used as quis, used by itself; and aliqui like qui, used together with nouns. But I see sentences like Volo aliquam amare all the time. This seems weird. Might ...
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It was good of you

How does latin express the ...of... in sentences like these? :

It was good of you to do this;

It wasn't very nice of him to do that.

Gratias ago
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Its been a while...request another translation

English to Latin

"Upon your lips dwells the meaning of my cause"
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