Robert Grosseteste

On Angels

Latin Grammar: Imperfect Passive Indicatives

Dilecto sibi in Christo magistro Adae Rufo: Rogavit me dulciflua dilectio tua, quatenus scriberem tibi, quid de hoc verbo sentiam: Deus est prima forma et forma omnium. Quod feci prout potui, non prout volui, malens amico petenti praebere parvum quod habui, quam magnum quod existimabar habere, denegasse videri. De re tamen tanta nihil verum potest esse parvum, licet pro parvitate dicentis possit esse non granditer dictum, et pro parvitate nostri dicentis non possit esse granditer elocutum.

Imperfect Passive Indicatives

The imperfect passive indicative is formed by adding the -ba- imperfect indicator to a verb's stem and then the passive endings. The second person singular has two passive endings, -ris and -re. Please use just the -ris ending for this exercise.

Practice forming the imperfect passive indicative by translating the following English sentences into Latin without punctuation.

1. The king was praised.
. [laudare]

2. We were being driven by our lord.
. [agere]

3. You (s.) were heard in the whole city.

4. They were captured by him.
. [capere]

5. You (pl.) were warned often.
. [monere]

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