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Future: why -am instead of -em?

The future tense of third and fourth conjugation verbs is marked by -ē-, as in trahes and audies. The regular personal endings are added after this vowel. But in the first person singular the ...
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What is the origin of the future suffix -b-?

I read in this answer that there may be a relation between the future endings -bo, -bis, etc. on the one hand and the verb fio "become" on the other. Is this true? If so, do we have any more details ...
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Future actions happening in sequence

Description of wanted meaning: First thing will be described by me. After first description is completed second one gets done. Then I will be describing fourth thing but not before I spend at least ...
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The use of subjunctive in the future

I came across the usage of subjunctive the other day. I read that if the main verb is in the present, future or perfect with have, the subjunctive is in the present whereas if the main verb is in the ...
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What is the difference between futurum exactum and futurum simplex?

What is the difference between futurum exactum and futurum simplex? I have to learn both for an upcoming test, but I don't know the difference between the two. I do know the lines, but what is the ...
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Using two future tenses together

I was trying to translate something to Latin, and I ended up writing something that made me feel uncertain. For the purposes of this question, I stripped all unnecessary content to focus on what ...
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Can a subjunctive verb ever be modified by οὐ? (Greek)

I'm working on an exercise where I translate this Greek sentence to English. οὐ θαυμάσῃ εἰ θεός τις φανεῖται ἀπὸ τῆς μηχανῆς; My translation: Won't you be amazed if some god will appear from ...
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Is memento(te) semantically a future imperative?

The verb meminisse is irregular. It has only the active perfect system (memini, meministi, meminit…) and the imperatives memento and mementote. These imperatives are future imperatives by form, ...
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Negative Future Imperatives

In reading through Book VI of Vergil's Aeneid, I came across the following line: 851 tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento I believe this is translated as "you, Roman, remember to rule the ...