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6.40 Simple Sentences

Below you will find some simple materials to help you build up to the exercises in Croy. The materials to help you with the Practice Sentences are on a separate page.

Simple Sentences

As you will see, Croy's Practice Sentences are usually rather long and often have several parts. In order to help you get ready for Croy's practice sentences, here are some simpler sentences, grouped according to the type of syntactical features that you can find in them. The sentences are shown below without English translations; there is a separate page with English translations for you to consult as well.

You might also want to review some of the sentence types from the previous lessons:

The sentences for this lesson focus on the use of prepositions, and you also need to keep reviewing the adjectival constructions, especially the wrapped and braided adjectives, and the use of substantive adjectives:

Preposition with Genitive  
περὶ τῆς ὁδοῦ λέγει. (preposition with genitive singular)
μένομεν μετὰ τῶν μαθητῶν. (preposition with genitive plural)
Preposition with Dative  
μένομεν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ. (preposition with dative singular)
μένει ὁ θεὸς ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς. (preposition with dative plural)
Preposition with Accusative  
πέμπομεν τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς εἰς τὴν ἔρημον. (preposition with accusative singular)
λέγομεν πρὸς τοὺς ἀδελφούς. (preposition with accusative plural)
Review these Adjective constructions (pay special attention to the example with the prepositional phrase used adjectivally)
λέγω πρὸς τοὺς πιστοὺς. (substantive adjective: "the faithful ones")
βλέπομεν τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς τοὺς κακοὺς. (braided adjectival phrase)
λέγουσιν οἱ ἀγαθοὶ προφῆται. (wrapped adjectival phrase)
λέγουσιν οἱ περὶ τὸν προφήτην ἄνθρωποι. (wrapped phrase with preposition used adjectivally)


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