"Minerva is wise."
Translation:Minerva est sapiens.
August 29, 2019
It's not the course obsession, it's the right way to say it. (or rather: the most common and natural)
- Latin has a relatively free word order.
- The most common and natural order is to put the verb at the end of the sentence.
- When you don't do it, it's grammatically correct, but could change the meaning a bit, as it emphasizes a different word.
- The verb "esse" (to be), is an exception:
The common word order for this verb is either at the beginning of the sentence,
or in the middle of the sentence.
So, the course is perfectly right here.