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Hi, i was just wondering; what is the point of the different declensions cos I'm not really sure about the difference

And also, is anyone doing short-course ocr GCSE latin higher tier (A401/02) because I'm not completely sure about the tenses we need to know...yh, exams in two days and i'm kinda screwed...
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You mean noun declensions or past, present , imperfect , deponent verbs?
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Hi, i was just wondering; what is the point of the different declensions cos I'm not really sure about the difference

And also, is anyone doing short-course ocr GCSE latin higher tier (A401/02) because I'm not completely sure about the tenses we need to know...yh, exams in two days and i'm kinda screwed...
What do you mean what's the point haha? It's how it is.

Different declensions decline differently: it's different for rosa (1st declension), different for populus (2nd declension), different for homo-hominis (3rd), different for cornu (neuter 4th), different for dies (5th).

The most difficult to learn is probably the third, and the less recognisable is probably the fourth. It's very easy once you get to grips with the grammar though.
Not doing it myself, but checkout the specification on the website.

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Like, is there a difference between the different declensions or is it just based on the endings?
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You mean noun declensions or past, present , imperfect , deponent verbs?
Wait...what are deponent verbs:confused:?
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Wait...what are deponent verbs:confused:?
Deponent verbs are verbs that look passive but they are actually active.
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Deponent verbs are verbs that look passive but they are actually active.
Ok, this is gonna sound stupid but what is the difference between active and passive???
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Wait...what are deponent verbs:confused:?
Deponent verbs translate actively but look passive - morior, hortor, etc. Active = 'I have eaten the apple'; passive = 'the apple was eaten by me'. They're a type of verb, not a tense
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Like, is there a difference between the different declensions or is it just based on the endings?
The difference likes at how they decline -and their differences are pretty vast.

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Wait...what are deponent verbs:confused:?
Deponent verbs are verbs passive in form, but with an active meaning.

Eg. Conor, conari, conatus sum is passive in form but means "try, attempt" (and not "I am tried" like its form would suggest).
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Ok, this is gonna sound stupid but what is the difference between active and passive???
Active: I Kill

Passive: I am killed.

Weren't you taught these at school?
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thanks...its an after school club and the teacher isn't the best and i dont go regularly cos it clashes with my school rugby training day
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Active: I Kill

Passive: I am killed.

Weren't you taught these at school?

So how would do you tell the difference between passive and active normally?
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As along as you have a good understanding of the vocabulary there is no room for error in deducting the tense , and also you can differentiate between nouns by simply just seeing if two nouns are next each other. Just learn how to notice genitive, dative and ablative.
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So how would do you tell the difference between passive and active normally?
Well, active suggests that someone does something (ie he kills), while passive means that something is being done to him (he was killed).
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As along as you have a good understanding of the vocabulary there is no room for error in deducting the tense , and also you can differentiate between nouns by simply just seeing if two nouns are next each other. Just learn how to notice genitive, dative and ablative.
atm, all i know is vocab...not really anything else

Just learn how to notice genitive, dative and ablative.
Sorry, but how do you do that?
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Well, active suggests that someone does something (ie he kills), while passive means that something is being done to him (he was killed).
Doesn't that basically mean nominative is active and accusative is passive?
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atm, all i know is vocab...not really anything else


Sorry, but how do you do that?
firstly , you need to check the first declension nouns ( feminine) singular and plural , and then with the second declension( masculine). Don't you have a text book
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Thanks guys, I'm actually learning a looooot
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firstly , you need to check the first declension nouns ( feminine) singular and plural , and then with the second declension( masculine). Don't you have a text book
My txtbook is not really good and its way too complicated
But yh, i've printed off this table online with the noun declensions up to the 3rd
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so would it be ok to just revise vocab, tenses and declensions?
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