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 ...