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Participles: which case do I use?

I can't figure out when to make a participle agree with the sujbect, the object or when to make the whole thing an ablative absolute. I'm going through N&H's composition book, and the solutions seem random. For example, I know that when the participial phrase shares neither subject nor object with the main clause, then I use the ablative absolute, but N&H used it when the clauses do share a subject (D below).

A. (example ...
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Do you know ...

Does anyone know how to translate in Latin?

- with varying success (in war)

- after more than one and a half century of enmity


I can't find this in a dictionnary. If someone is reading Caesar right now, it's easier to know this then.


Thanks for your help,

Moerus.
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hirriens

I'm assuming this word is a misprint in Harrius, because it's not in my dictionary, nor in words.exe. Here is its context:
'age vero, puer, audi verba mea,' inquit hirriens. (The fellow speaking is is in a somewhat excited state.)
I'm assuming it's a present participle of either 3rd-i or 4th conjugation. Or it could be horrens, (bristling) but that would require 2 spelling mistakes in the same word. Does anyone have any ideas?
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NH Composition 24.5 (Syncopation)

I'm working through N&H's composition book and I have a question about exercise 24, #5.

The soldiers having been captured gave up their arms.


N&H give the solution:

Capti milites arma tradidere.


Is this a typo or an alternate form for "tradiderunt"?

-Yvonne R.
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lusorio

I looked up lusorio in my dictionary; nothing. In WORDS.EXE, it says:
=>lusorio

ori SUFFIX
-orium, -ory, -or; place where
lusori.o N 2 2 DAT S N
lusori.o N 2 2 ABL S N
lusus, lusus N M
play; game, sport; amusement; amorous sport;
ori SUFFIX
-orous, -ory; having to do with, pretaining to; tending to
lusori.o ADJ 1 1 DAT S M POS
lusori.o ADJ 1 1 DAT S N POS
lusori.o ADJ 1 ...
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Latin sentence

I saw this in a church. 'Bonum est nos hic esse.' What does that mean. It is good...???
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BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 31

From "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell - can someone be so kind as to check my responses. (With exercise text so no one has to look them up).

Critics welcome. Suggestions taken. Thanks in advance.

Page 11, § 31.I (Genitive And Dative)
1. Puellae (dative) est rosa. (To the girl is a rose) The girl has a rose.
2. Puella rosam habet. The girl has a rose.
3. Reginis sunt columbae. (To ...
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sunt ???

hi,
I'm a doing my first year of latin so this will be very elementary to you all.

I am stumped with trying to translate one word in this sentence:

Pericula belli non sunt parua

Everything is ok except I can't work out 'sunt' :shock: . any help would be *really* appreciated..

Thanks
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latin translations to english

1.for with God nothing shall be impossible.
2. with God nothing id impossible.
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BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 30

From "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell - can someone be so kind as to check my responses. (With exercise text so no one has to look them up).

Critics welcome. Suggestions taken. Thanks in advance.


Page 11, § 30.I (Genitive And Dative)
1. Lunae plenae. Gen. Of the full moon / The full moon's.
Dat. To/for the full moon.
2. Lunarum plenarum. Of the full moons / The full moons'.
3. ...
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