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Gratias ago, Erica!

Postby Milito » Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:48 pm

English Grammar for Students of Latin showed up in the mail yesterday. Thank you for telling me about it! It's a great review of English grammar topics, related to the Latin, and I strongly suspect it's going to get a lot of use.<br /><br />Thanks again for mentioning it.<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Re:Gratias ago, Erica!

Postby Erica » Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:32 pm

I am so happy you like it! Congratulations -- I'm thrilled you bought it and hope it is a good resource for you!<br /><br />I HIGHLY recommend the book for many reasons, but what I love about it is the comparative approach, which helps in those sticky situations where you just can't decide what is appropriate...<br /><br />Also, just learning the material the way the book presents it helped me to more readily "think Latin" instead of trying to constantly go back and forth with English. <br />E ;D ;D
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Re:Gratias ago, Erica!

Postby Milito » Wed Jun 04, 2003 1:09 pm

The comparative approach is what I'm finding particularly useful, too. It's particularly nice with the participles! (I notice, though that the relative pronouns, which are still out to get me, are lurking in the last chapter of the book, which I'm reading start to finish. Ah well...... delayed gratification never hurt anyone....)<br /><br />Again, thank you!!!! ;D<br /><br />Kilmeny<br /><br />(I can get a little hyperactive about books.....)
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Re:Gratias ago, Erica!

Postby Odysseus » Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:11 pm

I just received my copy from Amazon today and looks like it's going to be a well-used reference guide :) I think my next purchase will be a detailed reference of Latin as I seem to be comfortable with a large portion of its concepts now. It looks ideal for someone in their first year and a bit of Latin.
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Re:Gratias ago, Erica!

Postby Erica » Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:30 am

Odysseus I'm glad you are checking this book out as well! <br /><br />I noticed you are in New Zealand -- wow, I hope to visit there one day, it is such an amazing place...<br /><br />RE: next purchase -- have you read the thread "rant against wheelock..."? I highly suggest Moreland and Fleischer which is recommened by the Textkit Maestro Sebastian (Elucubrator) as an outstanding Latin text. <br />Cheers!<br />E<br /> :D
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Re:Gratias ago, Erica!

Postby vinobrien » Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:13 am

Just to say that my "English Grammar for Students of Latin "arrived yesterday and I'm finally begining to understand the difference between gerunds and gerundives. <br /><br />"All the Greek Verbs" also arrived and is already showing signs of wear.<br /><br />Vincent
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Re:Gratias ago, Erica!

Postby Odysseus » Sat Jun 21, 2003 9:45 am

[quote author=Erica link=board=3;threadid=143;start=0#776 date=1055215820]<br />Odysseus I'm glad you are checking this book out as well! <br /><br />I noticed you are in New Zealand -- wow, I hope to visit there one day, it is such an amazing place...<br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />yeah, loving it myself :) Although it is in the middle of nowhere, it's certainly a cool place to live.<br /><br />
<br />RE: next purchase -- have you read the thread "rant against wheelock..."? I highly suggest Moreland and Fleischer which is recommened by the Textkit Maestro Sebastian (Elucubrator) as an outstanding Latin text. <br />Cheers!<br />E<br /> :D<br />
<br /><br />Yep, thanks, I saw that thread. I'm tossing up between Allen & Greenough's and Moreland and Fleischer so I'll give their previews on Amazon a good going over to see what's going to suit best.
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Re:Gratias ago, Erica!

Postby Erica » Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:02 pm

Allen & Greenough is also an excellent text, and as I believe it is on this site you can't go wrong with it. M & F is excellent as well, but not available yet here (copyright date, etc.) so take advantage of A & G and also the Bennett (Latin Prose Composition)....
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