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Beginning Latin Grammar, Lesson 8 Direct Object

Latin Grammar for iPad and iPhone
"I would make them all learn English;
and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour, and Greek as a treat." --Sir Winston Churchill

If you need to review English grammar before introducing Latin Grammar, go to Simple Grammar.

Lesson 1: Latin Nouns
Lesson 5: Present Tense
Lesson 6: The Infinitive

In Latin nouns used as direct objects have Accusative case endings. The Accusative case endings of the First Declension are:  -am in the singular and -as in the plural. With the Latin nouns which you have learned so far, you may form the Accusative Singular and Plural by adding the Accusative case endings to the noun after the Nominative Plural case ending (ae) has been removed. Example: agricol-ae becomes agricolam, poet-ae becomes poetas.

Exercises:
Translate into English;
Regina fabulam narrat.
Cornelia pecuniam exspectat.
Poetam laudamus.
Praedam probant.
Femina et filia natant.

Translate into Latin;
The lady is carrying the money.
We love the queen.
The water pleases Cornelia.
I do praise the sailors.
The stories delight the goddess.
He is calling the girls.

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