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Beginning Latin Grammar, Lesson 19: Second Conjugation

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
Lesson 12: Appositives
Lesson 13: Review
Lesson 14: Prepositions
Lesson 15: Indirect Objects
Lesson 16: Review
Lesson 17: The Second Declension
Lesson 18: Vocabulary

All the verbs we have studied so far belong to the First Conjugation. Verbs belonging to the Second Conjugation have the vowel stem -e in thr Infinitive. The Present Tense of verbs belonging to the Second Conjugation is formed in the same way as those of the First.
-eo
-ere
-ui
-itus

To form the Present Tense, remove re from the Infinitive and add personal endings.

Vocabulary:
    Verb.....English derivation.....meaning

  1. Docere......doctor.....to teach
  2. Habere.....habit......to have
  3. Monere.....monitor.....to warn, to advise
  4. Terrere.....terrify.....to frighten
  5. Videre.....vision.....to see
  6. Manere.....remain.....to stay, to remain
Exercises:
Translate.
Terretis
Manemus
Vident
Doceo
Mones
Habet

Translate from English to Latin.
We are staying in the town.
The man has a slave.
Wars frighten the boys.
The master is teaching the sons of the queen.

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