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Essential Gcse Latinby John Taylor
Synopses & Reviews
Essential GCSE Latin is a practical and accessible guide for students. Covering all the linguistic requirements (grammar, syntax and vocabulary) for GCSE Latin, the book is closely linked to OCRs current syllabus. This immensely useful textbook provides straightforward and easy to understand explanations of every grammatical construction needed for GCSE, from ablative absolutes to result clauses. Each point of grammar is generously illustrated with examples and practice sentences.
The book concentrates on understanding the principles behind accidence and syntax, reducing the need for rote learning. 650 practice sentences provide ample opportunity for the student to get to grips with every point of grammar as it is introduced. Essential GCSE Latin can be used on its own, or a revision guide for a fast but comprehensive recap of the language. Helpful, concise and clear, the book has an easily navigable structure which breaks down the language into bite-sized sections.
Essential GCSE Latin also includes a list of all the vocabulary needed for the exam and a glossary of grammar terms for quick and easy reference. An appendix of fifteen practice passages provides further experience and helps equip the student for the current Language 2 paper. This new edition includes revised exercises throughout the book and updated vocabulary. New online resources provide the answer keys and additional help.
About the Author
John Taylor is Head of Classics at Tonbridge School, UK. He is the author of Latin Beyond GCSE, Greek to GCSE, Greek Beyond GCSE, and co-author of Latin Stories and Writing Greek.
Table of Contents
Preface / List of abbreviations / Glossary of grammar terms / The importance of word endings / Nominative case / Vocative case / Accusative case / Genitive case / Dative case / Ablative case / Declension and gender / First declension nouns / Second declension nouns / Third declension nouns / Fourth and fifth declension nouns / Adjectives / Agreement of nouns and adjectives / Comparative adjectives / Superlative adjectives / Irregular comparative and superlative adjectives / Adverbs / Comparative and superlative adverbs / Pronouns / Personal pronouns / Possessives / This and That / Self and Same / Relative pronoun and clause / Less common pronouns / Prepositions / Prefixes and compound verbs / Conjunctions / Verbs and conjugations / Present tense / Imperfect tense / Future tense / Infinitive / The verb to be / Principal parts / Perfect tense / Common and irregular perfect tenses / Pluperfect tense / Future perfect tense / Very irregular verbs / Defective and impersonal verbs / Active and passive / Present, imperfect and future passive / Passive infinitive / Deponent verbs / Semi-deponent verbs / Direct commands / Direct questions / Numerals / Time expressions / Time clauses / Because and although clauses / If clauses (conditionals) / Connecting relative / Present active participle / Perfect passive participle / Common irregular perfect passive participle / Perfect active participle (from deponent verbs) / Future active participle / Disentangling participles / Ablative absolute / Gerundives / Indirect statement / Imperfect subjunctive / Purpose clauses / Use of qui for purpose / Indirect commands / Result clauses / Verbs of fearing / Time clauses with imperfect subjunctive / Pluperfect subjunctive / Cum clauses / Indirect questions / Negatives / Translating complex sentences / Important words with more than one meaning / Words easily confused / Summary of uses of the subjunctive / Practice passages for unseen translation / Vocabulary / Index
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