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Translation help - subject and verb agreement

Postby Mayoi » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:39 pm

One of the texts I'm studying has the following to be put into Latin:

The food of the master is wine and eggs.

I'm translating this as:

Cibus dominI est vinum et Ova.

"Est" shouldn't be "sunt", should it?


Thanks,

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Postby timeodanaos » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:47 pm

If wine and eggs together make up the meal of the master, then it should be sunt.

If you are specifying the meal of the master, the meal consists of wine and eggs, then it should be est.

The first option uses wine and eggs as subject, the second the meal as subject.
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