Schaum's Outline of Latin Grammar

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Overview

Master the fundamentals of Latin grammar with Schaum's­­the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams and projects!

Students love Schaum's Outlines because they produce results. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable study guides.

Get the edge on your classmates. Use Schaum's!

If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you:

  • Use detailed examples to solve problems
  • Brush up before tests
  • Find answers fast
  • Study quickly and more effectively
  • Get the big picture without poring over lengthy textbooks

Schaum's Outlines give you the information your teachers expect you to know in a handy and succinct format­­without overwhelming you with unnecessary jargon. You get a complete overview of the subject. Plus, you get plenty of practice exercises to test your skill. Compatible with any classroom text, Schaum's let you study at your own pace and remind you of all the important facts you need to remember­­fast! And Schaum's are so complete, they're perfect for preparing for graduate or professional exams.

Inside, you will find:

  • Clear, concise explanation of Latin language structure
  • Understandable format for learning parts of speech and syntax
  • Structured and simplified approach to Latin morphology
  • Glossaries of Latin words

If you want top grades and a thorough understanding of Latin grammar, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071364553
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/27/2001
  • Series: Schaum's Outline Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 468,548
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Fishbone (New York, NY) is director of the Latin program at the Latin-Greek Institute in New York City. He holds a masters in Classics from Columbia University and he has worked extensively as a translator of both Latin and ancient Greek.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction to the Latin Alphabet and Pronunciation xiii
Alphabet xiii
Consonants xiii
Vowels xiv
Dipthongs xiv
Pronunciation of Latin Words xiv
Chapter 1 The Noun 1
The Nominative Case 2
The Genitive Case 2
The Dative Case 3
The Accusative Case 3
The Ablative Case 3
The Vocative Case 4
Declension 4
The First Declension 4
The Second Declension 7
The Third Declension 9
The Fourth Declension 12
The Fifth Declension 13
A Few Irregular Nouns 14
Chapter 2 The Adjective 17
First-Second-Declension Adjectives 17
Third-Declension Adjectives 19
Three-Termination Adjectives 19
Two-Termination Adjectives 20
One-Termination Adjectives 21
Adjectives with the Genitive Singular in-ius 23
Comparison of Adjectives 24
The Comparative Degree 24
The Superlative Degree 25
Chapter 3 Pronouns and Adjectives 27
Personal Pronouns 27
Reflexive Pronouns 28
Possessive Adjectives 28
Demonstratives 29
Relatives 31
Interrogatives 31
Indefinites 32
Chapter 4 The Verb 35
Person and Number 35
Voice 35
Mood 36
Indicative 36
Subjunctive 36
Imperative 36
Tense 36
Conjugations 37
Present System 38
Present Indicative Active 39
Present Indicative Passive 39
Imperfect Indicative Active 41
Imperfect Indicative Passive 42
Future Indicative Active 43
Future Indicative Passive 44
Present Subjunctive Active 45
Present Subjunctive Passive 46
Imperfect Subjunctive Active 47
Imperfect Subjunctive Passive 47
Present Imperative Active 48
Present Imperative Passive 48
Future Imperative Active 49
Perfect System 52
Perfect Active System 52
Perfect Passive System 54
Verbal Nouns 59
Infinitives 59
Supine 60
Gerund 60
Participles 61
Present Active Participle 61
Perfect Passive Participle 62
Future Active Participle 62
Future Passive Participle 62
Periphrastics 62
Deponent Verbs 63
Participles 64
Imperfect Subjunctive 65
Semi-Deponent Verbs 66
Impersonal Verbs 66
Some Irregular Verbs 67
Present Participle 68
Present Indicative 68
Imperfect Indicative 68
Future Indicative 68
Present Subjunctive 69
Present Participle 69
Present Indicative 69
Imperative 69
Chapter 5 Adverbs and Prepositions 73
Adverbs 73
Prepositions 74
Common Prepositions with the Accusative Case 75
Common Prepositions with the Ablative Case 76
Prepositions That Take Both Accusative and Ablative Cases 76
Chapter 6 Syntax of the Noun 79
Nominative Case 79
Subject 79
Predicate Nominative 79
Genitive Case 80
Possessive Genitive 80
Partitive Genitive 80
Objective Genetive 80
Subjective Genetive 81
Genitive of Characteristic, or Predicate Genitive 81
Genitive of Description 81
Genitive of Indefinite Value 81
Genitive with Certain Verbs 82
Dative Case 84
Indirect Object 84
Dative of the Possessor 85
Predicate Dative 85
Dative with Compound Verbs 85
Dative with Certain Intransitive Verbs 86
Dative of Agent 86
Accusative Case 88
Direct Object 88
Subject Accusative of an Infinitive 88
Accusative of Extent of Time or Space 88
Adverbial Accusative 88
Accusative of Place to Which 88
Accusative with Prepositions 89
Accusative of Exclamation 89
Ablative Case 91
Ablative of Place from Which (from) 91
Ablative of Place Where (in) 92
Ablative of Time When or within Which (in) 92
Ablative of Means of Instrument (by) 92
Ablative of Cause (from) 92
Ablative of Personal Agent (by) 92
Ablative of Manner (with) 93
Ablative of Separation (from) 93
Ablative of Comparison (from) 93
Ablative of Degree of Difference (by) 93
Ablative of Description (with) 93
Ablative of Respect 94
Ablative Absolute 94
Ablative with Prepositions 94
Locative Case 97
Chapter 7 Syntax of the Adjective 99
Predicate Adjective 99
Substantive Adjective 100
Adverbial Use of the Adjective 100
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives 100
Chapter 8 Syntax of the Simple Sentence 105
Indicative Mood 106
Imperative Mood 110
Negative Commands 111
Subjunctive Mood: Independent Uses 113
Potential 113
Deliberative 113
Optative 113
Hortatory or Jussive 114
Participles 117
Relative Clauses 119
Chapter 9 Syntax of the Complex Sentence 121
Sequence of Tenses 122
Relative Time 122
Temporal Clauses 123
Causal Clauses 124
Concessive Clauses 125
Purpose Clauses 128
Indirect Commands 129
Result Clauses 129
Fear Clauses 130
Clauses of Prevention 130
Clauses of Doubting 130
Clauses of Proviso 131
Conditional Sentences 135
Simple Conditions 135
Future Conditions 135
Contrary-to-Fact Conditions 136
Relative Clauses with the Subjunctive 140
Relative Clause of Characteristic 140
Relative Clause of Purpose 140
Relative Clause of Result 141
Relative Clause of Cause 141
Participles Revisited 144
Ablative Absolute 145
Indirect Statement 148
Indirect Question 153
Subordinate Clauses in Indirect Statement 158
Relative Clauses in Indirect Statement 159
Conditional Sentences in Indirect Statement 162
"Fore ut" Clause 165
Impersonal Verbs 167
Verbs of Emotional Distress 167
Verbs and Expressions of Permission and Necessity 168
Verbs of Interest 168
The Infinitive 171
Gerund and Gerundiv 172
Supine 173
Answers to Exercises 177
Index 197
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