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participle help please

Sorry if this is a very simple issue, i'm quite new to latin. In de bello gallico in the clause "His rebus adducti et auctoritate" i dont understand the meaning of "adducti". I think its a participle and should be translated as induced but rebus is fem abl plural and adducti is (i think) masc nom plural.Shouldn't the participle agree with the noun ? Could someone please clarify,<br /> Thanks,Steven
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Doce me pro gratia

Salve Amici! Discipulus linguae latinae sum, et bene illam linguam discere volo. Sed, non scio optimum modum discentis. Speo ut, fortasse, aliquis hoc optimum modum laborantis sciat, atque admonere me possit.<br />Anyway, if you guys have any advice for how to study Latin and Greek in the most effective way possible, I would love to hear your advice. Thank you!!!<br />Et memora: "Etiam si vita plena malorum est, spem semper habemus!"<br /><br />Spe,<br />Paul
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Question regarding tenses.

Why, in the following sentence, is the pluperfect tense used?<br /><br />Cvm Gaivm diligeremus, tamen evm non iuvare potueramus.<br />Although we loved Gaius, nevertheless we had not been able to help him.<br /><br /><br />Why is it not phrased thus?<br /><br />Cvm Gaivm diligeremvs, tamen evm non iuvare poteramvs.<br />Although we loved Gaius, nevertheless we were not able to help him.<br /><br />And - if it can be phrased as it is the second sentence ...
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answer guide/key to wheelocks?

Hello all,<br />I am very, very new to the world of Latin and while I am finding it an exciting challenge (not to mention having to relearn a substantial portion of English grammar!) I have thus far been unable to find an answer guide (either online or elsehwere) for Wheelocks Latin 6e. Does anyone know if one exists or the location of good websites I could check? Trying to get through it before September when ...
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Question regarding the locative tense (yes, the locative)

Is the locative tense only used with names of cities, towns, small islands, and with the three words, humus, rus, and domus? Are there any more?
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Why is the subjunctive present in the second clause?

Let me start by saying that the Romans used the subjunctive atrociously, promiscuously, and atrociously promiscously. Now, with that having been said, why in the trash is the subjunctive used in the second clause of the following sentence?<br /><br />Si cvi libri Ciceronis placent, ille sciat se profecisse.<br />-Marcus Fabius Quintilianus <br /><br />That man knows himself to have progressed, if to whom the books of Cicero are a delight.<br /><br /> ...
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Casa, -ae

I have a question (another one!). Why did the Special Vocabulary section of Latin for Beginners start putting the -ae after the nouns? The first couple of Special Vocabularies didn't have this-is there something important I should know here, or is he just giving the plural (dat. sing, gen. sing) ending of the noun because he feels like it? <br /><br />Keesa
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Optate!

Vote on my poll in the Agora. I know you looked at it >:(<br /><br />
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vocative of Gnaeus

what would be the vocative of Gnaeus?<br />Gnaee? Gnaeus? I've tried to search Perseus with one of those find a word in all available texts tools, but I can't find anything.<br /><br />Ingrid, curiouser and curiouser :).
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How do you...

Form a negative comparative/superlative with an adjective...<br /><br />i.e. less pretty/least pretty = ?/?<br />as opposed to<br />prettier/prettiest = pulchrior/pulcherrima
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