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. The tense sign is -ba-, as in the first two conjugations. 

. Observe that the final -e- of the 'stem is lengthened before the tense sign -ba-. This makes the imperfect of the third conjugation just like the imperfect of the second (cf. monebam and regebam). . In the fourth conjugation -e- is inserted between the stem and the tense sign -ba- (audi-e-ba-m). . In a similar manner inflect the verbs given in § 148. . EXERCISES I. i. Agebat, veniebat, mittebat, ducebant. 2. Agebant, mittebant, ducebas, muniebant. 3. Mittebamus, ducebatis, dicebant 4. Munie- bamus, veniebatis, dicebas. 5. Mittebas, veniebamus, reperiebat. 6. Reperiebas, veniebas, audiebatis. 7. Agebamus, reperiebatis, muni- ebat. 8. Agebatis, dicebam, muniebam. II. I. They were leading, you were driving {sing, and plur.), he was fortifying. 2. They were sending, we were finding, I was com- ing. 3. You were sending, you were fortifying, (sing, and plur.), he was saying. 4. They were hearing, you were leading (sing, and plur.), I was driving. 5. We were saying, he was sending, I was fortifying, 6. They were coming, he was hearing, I was finding. 7, You were ruling (sing, and plur.), we were coming, they were ruUng. . The Dative with Special Intransitive Verbs. We learned above (§ 20.^) that a verb which does not admit of a direct object is called an intransitive verb. Many such verbs, however, are of such meaning that they can govern an indirect object, which will, of course, be in the dative case (§ 45). Learn the following list of intransitive verbs with their meanings. In each case the dative indirect object is the person or thing to which a benefit, injury, or feeling is directed. (Cf. § 43.) credo, credere, believe (give belief to) faveo, favere, favor (show favor to) 1 noceo, nocere, injure (do harm to) pared, parere, obey (give obedience to) persuadeo, persuadere, persuade (offer persuasion to) resisto, resistere, resist (offer resistance to) studeo, studere, be eager for (give attention to)