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Censebant + Gerundive

Postby pmda » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:24 pm

In Orberg LLPSI Cap XXXVII ' alii donum Graecorum suspectum in mare praecipitandum et flammis urendum esse censebant.

Censebant + Gerundivium? 'others thought thought that the suspicious Greek gift should be thrown into the sea and consumed with fire...

It makes sense but I was under the impression that gerundives were stand alone and didn't require any auxiliary verb..?
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Re: Censebant + Gerundive

Postby adrianus » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:06 am

Gerundivus modus cum esse verbo (praecipitandum esse—praecipitandum est, urendum esse—urendum est) oratione obliquâ:
"Ceterum autem censeo Carthaginem delendam esse" vel "Delenda est Carthago" vel "Carthage must be destroyed"
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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