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Cycle 2 Latin Verbs

Would you like to learn a little more about Latin verb endings?  Need a few tips on how to apply these endings with real Latin words?

You have come to the right place!

When we conjugate a verb, we always say them in the pronoun order (learned in our English grammar memory work for Cycle 2).  That is, the order is always:

So, for one verb, we are learning 36 different forms (6 persons x 6 tenses), all with slightly different translations!

Here is a sample Latin verb. “laudō, laudāre, laudāvī, laudātus” meaning praise.
This verb has been conjugated and translated in six different tenses.

How do you find the stem?  

The following explanation is for regular first conjugation verbs only.

Look at the principal parts of the verb.  



For the purpose of conjugating the six tenses for a first conjugation verb, here’s what you need to know:

Present, Imperfect, Future

Perfect, Pluperfect, Future Perfect


Practice/Apply Latin Verb Endings

Want some options for applying these Latin verb endings on real Latin words?

I have chosen eight first conjugation Latin verbs used at the beginning of Henly Latin.


There are several ways to approach studying these verbs.  You could do a week by week, where you add endings to two verbs in whatever tense you are practicing that week.  You can use that same verb in later weeks when you change the tense. (Sample below)

Another option is to have one verb on each page and conjugate that one verb in six different tenses.  You can just add the tenses each week as you learn them, or you can do all the tenses at once (preferably in second semester as a review).  This verb at a glance approach may be appropriate for prepping for Challenge, a summer activity for incoming 7th and 8th graders.

Or you may want to have these verbs with the translation already filled in, so students are only writing the endings.



  The Latin Verb Download includes all of these options!! You can do week by week, verb at a glance with or without translation.  There is also an answer key for all eight verbs (sample at the top of this post).



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