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The position of debere in a sentence

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The position of debere in a sentence

Postby QMord » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:45 pm

I've seen debere switch position back and forth with its infinitive and I was curious what these different orders put emphasis on in the sentence (if they change anything at all).

Quid debeo cogitare?

Quid cogitare debeo?

For these two questions is there a subtle difference between their translation or does it not change anything?
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Re: The position of debere in a sentence

Postby adrianus » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:31 pm

The last word in a sentence has a certain emphasis, as has the first word.
Ultimum sententiae vocabulum habet quandam vim, ut et primum.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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