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You express it with the present tense. The Latin present cano stands for both the English present "I sing" and the present continuous "I am singing". Only context will determine which English translation is more suitable for cano, but both English tenses can be translated with cano. If you have a specific case where you want to make a ...


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This is a special exception to the normal tense rules. When dum is used with an ongoing action happening in the past, it's normally followed by the present tense, not the imperfect. The imperfect is allowed too, if you want to put a lot of emphasis on the past-tense-ness of it all, but the present tense is more common. (Note that this isn't the only time you'...


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Given the final line stellulam sequendo, it's unlikely that they would all indicate different tenses. In proper Latin at least, you'd expect a cum construction or an ablative absolute, not this. The historical present is common throughout Latin writings, prose and poetry alike, and although it is often used in vivid narration, that's not always the case. See ...


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