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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

THE SENTENCE/ Object

275. When a transitive verb is changed from the Active to the Passive voice, the Direct Object becomes the Subject and is put in the Nominative case:—

Active: pater fīlium voca , the father calls his son.

Passive: fīlius ā patre vocātur, the son is called by his father.

Active: lūnam et stellās vidēmus, we see the moon and the stars.

Passive: lūna et stellae videntur, the moon and stars are seen (appear).

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