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Postby Ricardus » Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:17 pm

1.Monent me si erro.<br />1. They warn\advise me if I err.<br /><br />monent = they warn\ advise verb, 2nd conj., 3rd person, plural, Indic., Act.<br />me = me<br />si = if <br />erro = I err verb 1st conj. 1st person singular Indic. Act.<br /><br />Obviously si = if \ & me = me \ but why ? what's the grammar behind the sense of it??? <br />I'm going back to the begining and starting my questions as I encountered them, from the begining. I left what I didn't understand blank, hoping to find help one day. any help?
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Postby klewlis » Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:22 pm

I'm not sure I understand your question.<br /><br />si always means "if"<br /><br />me is the accusative of the personal pronoun ego (check out chapter 11 for the full declension).<br /><br />so "me" is the direct object of the verb monent, which is why it is accusative. <br /><br />:)
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Re:Help! lol

Postby benissimus » Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:34 pm

It simply means "They warn me if I err" or whatever words you choose to translate those as.
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Re:Help! lol

Postby Ricardus » Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:31 pm

Salve<br />I was unsure of it being acc. not being at chapter 11 yet explains why. I'll check Chapter 11 Thanks!<br /><br />Vale<br /> Richardus<br /><br />Ps. It would seem my common sense that told me it was "me" I just wasn't sure why grammaticlly.
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Postby benissimus » Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:01 pm

If you check your vocabulary entry for "me", I think you will find that it says "Accusative". I am unsure, since you are using the 5th Edition and I used the 6th, but they should be relatively the same.
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