When translating Latin sentences, identify and translate in the following order whenever possible: (1) Subject (Nominative case), then (2) Verb and (3) Direct Object (Accusative case). However, remember, the normal Latin word order in a sentence with a transitive verb (i.e., a verb of “action”) will appear in a different order:
Subject (Nominative case) . . . then Direct Object (Accusative case) . . . then Verb.
—OR, in Latin—
Nauta (Nominative for sailor)…terram (Accusative for land)…videt (he sees—3rd person sing. of video)
(Literally) The sailor land (he) sees. —OR— (English flow) The sailor sees land.
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