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21:21 Feb 9, 2009
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: iam contenderet
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Summary of answers provided
3He/she had long been striving
Joseph Brazauskas



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He/she had long been striving

'Iam' (vel 'iam pridem' vel 'iam diu' vel 'iam dudum'), si cum tempore imperfecto haec verba inveniuntur, actionem vel statum qui in longum tempus fiebat sed qui in praesens extendit aliquando significat. haec constructio Anglice adverbio 'long' vel simili una cum tempore praeterito perfecto (vel praeterito perfecto progressivo) redditur. item si cum tempore praesenti inveniuntur, Anglice adverbio 'long' (vel simili) una cum tempore praesenti perfecto vel praesenti perfecto progressivo convertitur. Cf. C. E. Bennett, Latin Grammar, §259.4, §260.3; Allen & Greenough, New Latin Grammar, §466, §471b; Gildersleeve & Lodge, Latin Grammar, §230, §234.

Hic autem modus subiunctivus verbum 'contenderet' vi peculiari imbuit quae propter exiguum contextum non plene liquet.

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