Ok, so after finally overcoming Moreland & Fleischer a few months ago, I've decided it's about time that I deepen my Latin knowledge with a composition book. So I'm doing N&H Prose Composition
, but since the answer key doesn't include the preliminary exercises, which I really need for revision, I will post them here hoping anyone would help. So here goes.Preliminary Exercise A
1. The land was ruled by a good king.
Terra ab rege bonō regebātur/recta est.
2. The soldier was killed by an arrow.
miles ab sagittā interficiēbātur/interfectus est.
3. The boy killed the bird with a stone.
puer avem lapide interficiēbat/interfecit.
4. The Roman general was defeated by Hannibal.
imperator romanus ab Hannibale superabātur/superātus est.
5. The soldier killed the peasant with a sword.
miles agricolam cum gladiō interficiēbat/interfecit.
6. We have been conquered by the enemy.
ab hostilibus vincebāmur/victī sumus.
7. The walls were defended by the citizens.
Murī a civibus defendebantur/defensī sunt.
8. Our city was built by Romulus.
Urbs ab Romulō aedificabātur/aedificata est.
9. The Romans fortified their city with a wall.
Romanī urbem eōrum murō munibant/munivērunt.
10. Gaul is separated from Britain by the sea.
Gallia a Britanniā mare dividitur.
11. A high wall defends the camp.
murus altus castrum defendit.
12. We are loved by our friends, and we love them.
Ab amicīs amāmur, eōsque amāmus.
13. We shall not be conquered by the enemy.
Ab hostilibus nōn vincantur.
14. The camp is defended by a long wall.
Castrum a murō longō defenditur.
15. The citizens defended the city.
Civēs urbem defendebant/defendērunt.
16. Cities are defended by the citizens.
Urbēs a civibus defenduntur.
17. We have taken the camp.
18. The camp has been taken by us.
Castrum a nobīs accipiēbātur/acceptum est.
19. They are teaching the boys.
20. The boys are taught by books.
Puerī librīs docentur.