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# Tutor profile: Virginia I.

Virginia I.
Experienced Tutor and Ivy League Student

## Questions

### Subject:Greek

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Question:

Translate this passage taken from Longus' "Daphnis and Chloe" into clear, correct English: Ἐν Λέσβῳ θηρῶν ἐν ἄλσει Νυμφῶν θέαμα εἶδον κάλλιστον ὧν εἶδον, εἰκόνος γραφήν, ἱστορίαν ἔρωτος. καλὸν μἑν καὶ τὸ ἄλσος, πολύδενδρον, ἀνθηρόν, κατάρρυτον, μία πηγὴ πάντα ἔτρεφε καὶ τὰ ἄνθη καὶ τὰ δένδρα . . .

Virginia I.

While hunting on Lesbos in a grove of the Nymphs, I saw a marvel (the most beautiful of those which I have seen), a drawing of a figure, a history of love. And the grove was beautiful, full of trees, blooming, well-watered; one spring nourished all things, both the flowers and the trees . . .

### Subject:Latin

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What is/how do I use the sequence of tenses?

Virginia I.

The sequence of tenses can seem intimidating, but once you memorize a few simple patterns, a whole world of subjunctive clauses will be opened up to you. Basically, the sequence of tense tells you which tense of the subjunctive to use in a subordinate/dependent clause based on the tense of the verb in the main clause. The verbs in the main clause can be in either primary or secondary tenses. Primary tenses are those which occur in the present or future, while secondary tenses describe events in the past. From there, you must ask yourself whether the verb in the dependent clause occurs prior to, at the same time as or subsequent to the main verb. If the main verb is in a primary tense and the verb in the subordinate clause happens either at the same time or subsequent to the main verb, use the present subjunctive. If the the main verb is in a primary tense but the verb in the subordinate clause occurs prior to the main verb, use the perfect subjunctive. If the main verb is in a secondary tense and the verb in the subordinate clause happens either at the same time or subsequent to the main verb, use the imperfect subjunctive. If the the main verb is in a secondary tense but the verb in the subordinate clause occurs prior to the main verb, use the pluperfect subjunctive.

### Subject:Writing

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Question:

What are some qualities of a well-written thesis statement?

Virginia I.

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