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Beginning Latin Grammar, Lesson 12: Appositives

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 your students need to review English grammar before introducing Latin Grammar, go to Simple Grammar.

Previous Lessons in the series:
Lesson 1: Latin Nouns
Lesson 5: Present Tense
Lesson 6: The Infinitive
Lesson 7: Review
Lesson 8 Direct Object
Lesson 9: Predicate Nouns
Lesson 10: Review and Vocabulary
Lesson 11: Possessives

Latin Appositives are like those in English. The thing to remember is that Lain Appositives must take the same case as the nouns they modify. Latin Appositives may be in any case, depending on the uses of the nouns to which they are in apposition. Appositives, and the words modifying them, are set off by comas.

For example, 
Cornelia, reginam, voco. means I am calling Cornelia, the queen. Cornelia, regina, nautas vocat. means Cornelia, the queen, calls the sailors. 
Nautae Corneliae, reginae, cantant. means The sailors of Cornelia, the queen, are singing.

Just remember that Latin Appositives must take the same case as the nouns they modify. 

Put into Latin:
  1. She is Cornelia, queen of the island.
  2. We are waiting for the goddess, Vesta.
  3. Galba, the poet, is carrying the money.
  4. The daughter of Cornelia, the mistress, is calling the pirates.

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