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PRESENT ACTIVE IMPERAllVE


. The present, imperfect, and future active indicative of capifl are inflected as follows : capio, capere, take Pres. Stem cape- Present Imperfect SINGULAR Future . ca'pi6 capie'bam ca'piam J. ca'pis capie'bas ca'piSs . ca'pit capielMit PLURAL ca'piet I . ca'pimus capieba'mus capie'miifl J. ca'pitis capieba'tis capie'tis . ca'piunt capie'bant ca'pient

. Observe that capiS and the other -15 verbs follow the fourth conju- 

gation wherever in the fourth conjugation two vowels occur in succession. (Cf. capiS, audiS ; capiunt, audiunt ; and all the imperfect and future.) All other forms are like the third conjugation. (Cf . capis, regis ; capit, regit ; etc.) . Like capid, inflect faciS, facere, make^ do fugi5, fugere, flee iaci5, iacere, hurl rapid, rapere, seize . The Imperative Mood. The imperative mood expresses a command; as, come! send! The present tense of the imperative is used only in the second person, singular and plural. Tfu singular in the active voice is regularly the same in form as the present stem. The plural is formed by adding -te to the singular. Conjugation Singular Plural I. ami, love thou ama'te, love ye II. mone, advise thou mone'te, advise ye III. {a) rege, rule thou re'gite, rule ye {b) cape, take thou ca'pitc, take ye IV. audi, hear thou audi'te, hear ye sum (irregular) es, be thou este, be ye plural. In the third conjugation the final -4- of the stem becomes -I- in the