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Hey, does anyone have any tips on memorising Latin conjugations. There’s so many conjugations so I need advice on memorising them. Shall I write them out loads and just constantly look at the conjugation table? Anything helps.
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The best way to learn the conjugations is to learn the principal parts of each verb. For example, if you know that porto has the infinitive portare, then you know that the present tense stem will be porta- and you just need to add your person endings to this. All verbs which have infinitives ending in -are are 1st conjugation.
Likewise, all verbs which have their first two principal parts ending in -eo, -ere are 2nd conjugation.
All verbs which have their first two principal parts ending in (consonant)o, -ere are 3rd conjugation.
All verbs which have their first two principal parts ending in -io, -ire are 4th conjugation.
All verbs which have their first two principal parts ending in -io, -ere are mixed conjugation.

Once you know this, it becomes easier to work out the stems of the various verbs and then you just have to match them to their person endings.

I hope this helps! Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
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(Original post by Classics_Teacher)
The best way to learn the conjugations is to learn the principal parts of each verb. For example, if you know that porto has the infinitive portare, then you know that the present tense stem will be porta- and you just need to add your person endings to this. All verbs which have infinitives ending in -are are 1st conjugation.
Likewise, all verbs which have their first two principal parts ending in -eo, -ere are 2nd conjugation.
All verbs which have their first two principal parts ending in (consonant)o, -ere are 3rd conjugation.
All verbs which have their first two principal parts ending in -io, -ire are 4th conjugation.
All verbs which have their first two principal parts ending in -io, -ere are mixed conjugation.

Once you know this, it becomes easier to work out the stems of the various verbs and then you just have to match them to their person endings.

I hope this helps! Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
thank u xx
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