Deponent Verbs

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Deponent Verbs : 

Deponent Verbs

DEPONENT VERBS : 

DEPONENT VERBS Deponent verbs – from de + pono What do these two words mean? Together they “put down” something. That something is their active forms.

COSTUME VERBS! : 

COSTUME VERBS! Deponent verbs are really ACTIVE verbs in the DISGUISE of a PASSIVE verb. They ALWAYS translate actively. Therefore, I call them “COSTUME VERBS.” They are like active verbs dressing up as a passive verb. If a child dresses up as a cop, are they really a cop? No. They are still a child.

WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE : 

WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE Always look passive. (Pirate endings or 4th pp) NEVER translate passively. Easy to identify Memorize ubiquitous ones Identify them in their dictionary form. Porto, portare vs. Conor, conari Their principle parts always look passive.

BASIC VERBS : 

BASIC VERBS Conor, conari – to try Moror, morari – to delay Vereor, vereri – to fear Sequor, sequi – follow Loquor, loqui – to talk Egredior, egredi – to leave Ingredior, ingredi – to enter Regredior, regredi – to return Experior, experiri – to try

Deponent or Passive? : 

Deponent or Passive? Laudabantur Conatur Movetur Laudatus sum Secutus est Locuti erant Collabi Morari amari

QUESTIONS?!? : 

QUESTIONS?!? ?

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