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Beginning Latin Grammar, Lesson 21: Compound Sentences and Conjugations

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
Lesson 19: Second Conjugation
Lesson 20: Pronunciation, New Use of Accusative and  Review Exercises

In Latin, as in English, compound sentences must contain either a semicolon or a conjunction to connect the two or more clauses.

Conjugations
Et.....and
Sed.....but
Quod.....because
Et.....both, and
Aut.....either, or
Neque.....neither, nor

Translate.
Cornelia et pecuniam et praedam portat, sed neque percuniam neque praedam piratis dat.

You have learned that Latin verbs must be placed at the end of simple sentences. In compound sentences, each verb must be placed at the end of its clause. Because of this, when you translate a compound sentences in Latin, translate each clause separately.

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