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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 299 pages of information about Latin for Beginners.

  3.  Observe that the future perfect may be formed by adding ero\, the
  future of
sum\, to the perfect stem.  But the third person plural ends
  in -erint, not in -erunt.  The tense sign is -eri-.

  4.  All active perfects, pluperfects, and future perfects are formed on
  the perfect stem and inflected in the same way.

188. DIALOGUE

THE BOYS TITUS, MARCUS, AND QUINTUS

First learn the special vocabulary, p. 289.

  M. Ubi fuistis, Tite et Quinte? 
  T. Ego in meo ludo fui et Quintus in suo ludo fuit.  Boni pueri fuimus. 
    Fuitne Sextus in vico hodie? 
  M. Fuit.  Nuper per agros proximos fluvio properabat.  Ibi is et
    Cornelius habent navigium. 
  T. Navigium dicis?  Alii[1] narra eam fabulam! 
  M. Vero (Yes, truly), pulchrum et novum navigium! 
  Q. Cuius pecunia[2] Sextus et Cornelius id navigium parant?  Quis iis
    pecuniam dat? 
  M. Amici Corneli multum habent aurum et puer pecunia non eget. 
  T. Quo pueri navigabunt?  Navigabuntne longe a terra? 
  M. Dubia sunt consilia eorum.  Sed hodie, credo, si ventus erit
    idoneus, ad maximam insulam navigabunt.  Iam antea ibi fuerunt. 
    Tum autem ventus erat perfidus et pueri magno in periculo erant. 
  Q. Aqua vento commota est inimica nautis semper, et saepe perfidus
    ventus navigia rapit, agit, deletque.  Ii pueri, si non fuerint
    maxime attenti, irata aqua et valido vento superabuntur et ita
    interficientur.

    [Footnote 1:  Dative case. (Cf.  Sec. 109.)]

    [Footnote 2:  Ablative of means.]

189. EXERCISE

1.  Where had the boys been before?  They had been in school. 2.  Where had Sextus been?  He had been in a field next to the river. 3.  Who has been with Sextus to-day?  Cornelius has been with him. 4.  Who says so?  Marcus. 5.  If the wind has been suitable, the boys have been in the boat. 6.  Soon we shall sail with the boys. 7.  There[3] will be no danger, if we are (shall have been) careful.[4]

    [Footnote 3:  The expletive there is not expressed, but the verb
    will precede the subject, as in English.]

    [Footnote 4:  This predicate adjective must be nominative plural to
    agree with we.]

LESSON XXXII

THE PERFECT ACTIVE INDICATIVE OF THE FOUR REGULAR CONJUGATIONS

  [Special Vocabulary]

NOUNS animus, -i:\, m., _mind, heart; spirit, feeling_ (animate) bracchium, bracchi:\, n., forearm, arm porta, -ae\, f., _gate_ (portal)

  ADJECTIVES
  
adversus, -a, -um\, opposite; adverse, contrary
  ple:nus, -a, -um\, _full_ (plenty)

  PREPOSITION
  pro:\, with abl., _before; in behalf of; instead of_

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