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workbook ch. 34 English to latin translation exercise

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:39 pm
by spqr
sentence: about to die, he dared to speak freely--Moriturus libere loqui/dicere ausus est according to the answer key but I said moriturus esse......? what am I missing here? Thanks, Paul

Re: workbook ch. 34 English to latin translation exercise

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:41 pm
by Victor
spqr wrote:sentence: about to die, he dared to speak freely--Moriturus libere loqui/dicere ausus est according to the answer key but I said moriturus esse......? what am I missing here?
The answer to your question is in the English translation you've quoted. "About to die" is moriturus; moriturus esse would be "to be about to die", which is clearly not what is wanted in this sentence.

Re: workbook ch. 34 English to latin translation exercise

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:23 pm
by spqr
Thanks. I see my error.