A concise dictionary of Middle English by A. L. Mayhew, Walter W. Skeat

By A. L. Mayhew, Walter W. Skeat

A Concise Dictionary of center English From A.D. 1150 To 1580.

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1. The man brings gifts to his [= the] guests. 2. The gods bring both life and death to people. 3. Does man rule [over] the god? 4. Do you trust the opinions of men? 5. Do we judge our friends by [= by means of] the gifts? 6. Both men and gods wish to stop the war and to have peace. 7. Does the road lead to the island? 8. I am willing to wait, but I wish to leave. 9. Is justice destroyed by gifts? 10. Do the gifts of human beings persuade the god? 39 40 Lesson I 4. b. Make up some Greek sentences using the following words.

Is he writing or speaking? 11. ) say 34. They are willing to remain. 12. she is being released 35. We wish to be educated. 13. I think 36. They are either coming or 14. ) believe? remaining. 15. to wish 37. ) willing to stop 16. I cease (stop myself) (yourself)? 17. they are being carried 38. He is willing both to rule and 18. ) persuade to be ruled. 19. they plan 39. ) wish to plan 20. ) obey (are (make plans for yourselves) persuaded) or to judge? 21. he is writing 40. I both wish and consent to 22.

Their uses are numerous, though not very difficult, once the concept is grasped that the same word can be two parts of speech. The participles are formed from the different tense stems of the verb and they are declined (according to case, gender, and number) because they are adjectives. The possible forms of a (full) verb: Present Indic. Subj. Opt. Imper. Infin. Partic. Imperfect Indic. Future Indic. Opt. Infin. Partic. Aorist Indic. Subj. Opt. Imper. Infin. Partic. Perfect Indic. Subj. Opt. Imper.

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