montecristo42 wrote:I was wondering, is it safe to say that all verbs retaining an "e" in their first principal part (e.g. moneo, valeo, doceo, etc.) will always be second conjugation? And those that do not have an "e" in the first principal part, but have an -ere in the second principal part (e.g. disco/discere, duco/ducere, etc.) will always be third conjugation?
I've tried memorizing them by the difference in pronunciation between the two conjugations, but that's not doing it for me.
Also - I just started with the fourth conjugation and third -io verbs. Venio/Venire/Veni seems particularly troubling to me. If I'm not mistaken, can't "venit" be both third person present tense and also third person perfect tense? Or am I conjugating it incorrectly?
montecristo42 wrote:I will give this a try as well. I guess I'm more of a visual learner, always have been, so that's why I was looking for another way to memorize which conjugation these -ere verbs fell into.
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