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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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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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