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Plur. amammo

we had loved amaste

ye had loved. amárono

they had loved Future Tense. Shall or will. Sing. amerò I shall or will love

amerai thou shalt or wilt love

amerà he Thall or will love Plur, ameremo

we shall or will love amerete ye shall or will love ameranno they shall or will love.


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Prefent Tense. May. Sing. ch'io ami that I may love

che tu ami that thou mayft love

ch'egli ami - that he may love Plur. che noi amiamo that we may love

che voi amiáte that ye may love

ch'eglino ámino, that they may love. Imperfet Tenfe I. Should, would, &c. Sing. ameréi

that I should, &c. love amerésti that thou shouldft, &c. love amerébbe, that he thould, &c. love


Plur. amerémmo that we should, &c. love ameréste

that ye should, &c. love amerébbero

that they should, &c. love. Imperfec? II. Might.

:: Sing. Dio amási that I might love

che tu amási that thou mightst love

ch'egli amale that he might love Plur. che noi amáffime that we might love che voi amáfte

that ye might love ch'eglino amássero that they might love


Amando, loving


amata Sing. loved. amati


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Note, The Gerunds of Verbs are rendered by the Infinitive Mood, with di, nel, col, a, da, per, or other Article before them, See Ch. IV. Rule 16. &c. Gerunds also are sometimes taken in an abfo. lute Senfe ; as, avendo a scrivere, having occafion to write.


HE Compound Tenses of this and other

Verbs, are formed as in Englia and French, that is, by bringing the Tenses of the Auxiliary Verb Havare to have, to the Participle Common of other Verbs, as is before observed in this Grammar, Page 39, and in my Rules for the French Tongue. Example,


Ho amato I have loved, &c. Imperfect Havbuo amato I had loved, Edo. Future Havero amato Ithall, or will have loved,

And the like, in other Compound Tenses, formed of this Verbs Havere, and the Participle Passive or Common.

The Verbs in arı, are all conjugated alike, except four, that is, andare, dari, fare, fari, of which hereafter.

Note also, That the Auxiliary Verb I have, forms the Compound Tenses of the Active Voice, and Sono I am, with the Participle Common, forms the Passive Voice of Verbs.


Second CONJUGATION in ere, both long

and short.

Credere, to believe.

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Present Tenso. Do.
Sing. Crédo

I believe, or do believe crédi

thou believest, &c. crédo

he believeth, &C. Plur. crédiámo

we believe credéte

ye believe crédono

they believe. Imperfect Tense. Did. Sing.' Credévo I did believe credévi

thou didst believe credéva

he did believe
Plur. éredevamo "we did believe

credeváte ye did believe
credéváno they did believe.

Definité or Preterit Tense. Had.
Sing. Credei or credette I had believed ;

thou hadft believe cr.di or credette he had believed Plur. credemmo we had believed credete

ye had believed crederono, or, they had believed. credettero


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Future Tense. Shall or will.
Sing. Crederà I shall or will believe

crederai thou fhalt or wilt believe

he shall or will believe Plur. crederemo we shall or will believe crederéte ye

fhall or will believe crederanno they shall or will believe.

believe ye

IMPERATIVE Mood. Sing. Credi

believe thou creda

let him believe Plur. crediamo let us believe

credete crédano

let them believe.
Optative or SUBJUNCTIVE Mood.

Present Tense. May.
Sing Ch'io creda that I may believe

che tu creda thou may'st believe

ch'egli ereda he may believe Plur. che noi crediamo we may believe

che voi crediáte you may believe
cb'eglino crédana they may believe.

Imperfet I. Should, would.
Sing. Crederei I thould believe

crederii thou shouldft believe
croderébbe, or, he should believe

Plur. crederemmo we should believe
: crederéjto

you should believe crederēbbero, or, they should believe. crederiano.


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