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Tam-are ero, erái, crà, erémo, eréte, eranno i am-are 2 credere erò, érai, erå, erémó, créte, eránno 2 credere 3 fent-ire irò, irai, irà, irémo, iréte, iránno 3 fent-ire

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PARTICIPLE PASSIVE, or COM

MON.

Ιο.
I am-are Sing. Ito M áta F Plur. áti M áte F
2 credere úio M úta F úti Múte F
13 sent-ire íte M íta F íti Mite F

I amare 2 credere 3 sent-ire

a, i, iámo, áte, ino i, a, iamo, éte, ano, & ino i, a, iamo, íte, ano & ino.

Note, The Terminations of the Verbs in this Table are accented, that the Learner may distinguish more readily between the Grave and Acute Accent; but it is to be pabadehotpothe Grave is used on particular Words and Verbs Quad

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Concerning the ITALIAN VERB S.

FTER that the Learner has made himself A

perfect in the Auxiliary Verbs Havere to have, and Ellere to be, before set down Page 36, he ought to begin to conjugate the Verbs Regular, which he will find easy to be performed by the annexed Table of Verbs : It may however be neceffary to make a few Remarks here, that may be aflifting to him in the Formation of the Moods and Tenses.

1. The Verbs of the Italian Tongue may be said to consist only of three Conjugations, tho'Grammarians do frequently distinguish between ére long, and ere fhort, as in the Latin ; but as this Distinction forms no Variation of Tenses, it is needless to introduçé it into Practice, and the Verbs may be distinguished by the three Terminations, as in the annexed Table,

II. The first Person of all Tenfes is formed from the Infinitive Mood of Verbs, by dropping the Termination re, and changing the penultimate or taft Syllable but one, according to the different Tense of the Verb.

III. The Present Tense of the Italian Verbs always ends in O, as of amare, temere, sentire, are formed amo, temo, sento; In like manner, the first Person of the Plural Number of this Tense, in general ends in iamo. 5. IV. The Imperfect Tense of all Verbs ends in vo, first Person Singular, and in vamo firft Person

Plural;

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Plural; as ama-vo, teme-vo, fenti-vo, Singular ; amavamo, crede-vamo, fenti-vamo, Plural.

V. The Definite Tense is formed of the Infinitive by changing re into i; as of ama-re, teme-re, fenti-re, are formed, ama-i, teme-i, senti-i: Note, the second Person singular of Verbs of this Tense, both Regular and Irregular end in fli, and the Plural in ste; as amasti, credefti, fentisti, Singular, amaste, credejte, sentiste Plural, and that the third Person Singular is always accented, as am), temi, fentià. The like Formation of the T'enses of Verbs will be found throughout the different Moods, by observing the Termination of the Infinitive Mood of each Verb Regular, and bringing that to the ending of each Tense set down in the Table of Verbs annexed.

It may be here observed of Verbs, that in general they be pronounced with the Accent on the Penultima, or last Syllable fave one, except in the Future Tense, which has always a grave Accent on the lalt Syllable of the first and third Person Singular ; as, amerò I will love, amerà he will love; the like Accent is also placed on the third Perfon Singular of the Definite Tense, as is above observed as, amò he loved, &6. - Let it also be remembered that the Verbs in Italian, are most frequently declined, and wrote without the Pronouns Nominative, for which reason they are here not set down, except in the Optative

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A PRAXIS of Verbs Regular, ac

cording to the Table, in the several CONJUGATIONS.

First CONJUGATION in are.

Amare, to love.

ye love

INDICATIVE Mood.

Present Tenje. Do.
Sing amo

I love, or do love
ami thou loveft, or doft love.

ama he loveth, or does love
Plur. amiamo

we love
amate
ámano

they love.

Imperfect Tense. Did..
Sing. amave · I did love

amavi thou didst love
amava

he did love
Plur. amavamo we did love
amavate

ye did love amavano they did love..

Definite, or Præterit Tense. Had. 3 Sing. amai I had loved

amasti

thou hadst loved
he had loved

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