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Latin Verb Conjugations Present Stem Worksheets

Recently after I posted some Latin Noun Declension worksheets, I had several people ask for worksheets to complement the memory work we do in Cycle 2 of Classical Conversations going along with our Latin Verb Conjugations endings we memorize.  This was a challenge as nouns are fairly straight forward and simple, and verbs are like a whole galaxy of complexity.

Latin Verb Conjugations

If your student can get the basics of verbs, they will find the complexity fascinating and enjoy finding patterns in the endings.  Once you see the patterns, the memory work shrinks.  However, if verbs make you dizzy, then start back at the very beginning.

Latin Verb Conjugations

There are five things you need to know about verbs:

  1. Number - verbs can be singular or plural. This comes from the noun that is doing the verb...is there one person verbing, or more than one?
  2. Person - 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.  This also comes from the noun that is doing the verb - I, you, he/she/it, we, you, they
  3. Tense - In Latin, there are six tenses: present (I love - happening now), imperfect (I was loving - continuing action in the past), future (I shall love - hasn't happened yet), perfect (I loved - completed in the past), pluperfect (I had loved - the past of the past), future perfect (I shall have been loving - the past of the future)
  4. Mood - Indicative (stating a fact), Subjunctive (a wish, condition, or suggestion), Imperative (command)
  5. Voice - Active (the subject is doing the action - I love), Passive (the subject is receiving the action - I am loved by my kids).

With all of those options, you can see there are many more variations for verbs than nouns.  We are narrowing down our focus to only the first three aspects of verbs.  All of the worksheets will focus on the Indicative mood and the active voice.  Know that there are variations on the conjugations for those as well.  For more details, you might enjoy my post on Playing with Latin Verbs.

The Present Stem

Verbs are given in the vocabulary of the Henle I grammar with their 4 principle parts.

four principle parts of verbs

You will want to learn all four of these words as you study the vocabulary because if you have those principle parts, you can build any of the variations mentioned above.  The present stem is what we will focus on here, and it will build the forms of your verbs in the Present Tense, Imperfect Tense, and Future Tense.

 

Latin Verb Conjugations Reference

1st Conjugation Verbs Present Stem

 

I encourage you to not simply print these worksheets off, set them before your child, and hope that they understand how verbs work!  Rather, read over the intro sheet and then guide your student through the process of conjugating their verbs!  I would start your Latin studies with Nouns until they become comfortable, and then shift to verbs.

One other thing to understand is that there are four conjugations in Latin; that is, there are four families of verbs that change their endings in a similar way.  In the CC Foundations memory work, we only study the 1st Conjugation.  When they are in Challenge, they will study all four.  While the other three are not totally different, it is good to focus on mastering the way verbs change before you start adding in more variations.

Each worksheet features one verb.  The verb is conjugated in the first column.  In the second column, the student just adds the ending as memorized from the Foundations memory work, and identifies the personal pronoun that goes along with each definition.  The third column is all blank for the student to fill in all of the information.  You can fold the paper to hide the answers, or just use another sheet to cover.  If that is too hard, just let them copy the information.  They will still start to see the patterns even if they are simply copying!

1st Conjugation Present Tense

1st Conjugation Verbs PresentTense

1st Conjugation Imperfect Tense

1st Conjugation Verbs Imperfect Tense

1st Conjugation Future Tense

1st Conjugation Verbs Future Tense

Download the Free PDF Worksheets here!

Looking for a blank version of these charts to go off-roading with your conjugations? Get a blank version here.

 

More Verb Resources...

So this is the first half of the CC Cycle 2 memory work for verbs.  You can find the Perfect Stem worksheets here.

If you are looking for a more advanced tool for memorizing Latin Verb endings, try my Latin Verb Master Paradigm Practice charts.

18 Comments

  1. Mason(Student) on November 12, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Where can we get this

  2. Mason(Student) on November 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Where can we get this????

    • Betsy on November 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Just click on the images and they will download.

  3. kathy on February 16, 2016 at 6:52 am

    These are very helpful. Thank you for sharing them so freely!

    • Betsy on February 16, 2016 at 7:21 am

      You’re welcome!

  4. james m on May 22, 2016 at 2:01 am

    these are rather great- what program did you use in making these? i need to make a slew of worksheets myself, but i am not sure which program to use.

    • Betsy on May 22, 2016 at 8:16 am

      Thanks James. I used Adobe Indesign.

  5. Caroline on July 27, 2016 at 10:52 am

    These are perfect & just what I was looking for! Someone shared your link to the CC Official facebook page, and that’s how I happened to come across this. I’m not typically one for worksheets & extra “to-do” things for my kids; however, my oldest is entering his seventh and final year of Foundations. And he’s memory mastered for the past six years–he is most definitely quite confident with these conjugation endings. I was hoping to find a way to expound on what he’s done over the years (just a little though) before he enters challenge next year. This is very helpful for us! Thank you! I know this must have taken quite a bit of work & time out of your schedule, I truly appreciate your sharing this with all of us. 🙂

  6. Heather on November 2, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I love these charts so much! I have also purchased your Latin verbs and nouns bundle… but I was wondering if you could make available (for free or purchase) a page that doesn’t have nouns or verbs pre-written on them. Just like your free noun declensions and verb charts just blank instead of having a pre-typed verb or noun. That way I can have my kids conjugate or decline their latin words. These pages are awesome! Thanks so much!

    • Betsy on November 3, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Heather, I’d be happy to make a blank version of this verb chart. I already have a blank noun one you can find here. There is a blank verb chart in the advanced chart download on p. 28-29. Just wanted to make sure this is what you’re looking for! Thanks

      • Heather on November 3, 2016 at 6:32 pm

        Yes that blank noun chart is EXACTLY what I was hoping for…. do you have the same thing for verbs? I know the verb download has blank verb pages but (unless I’m mistaken) they aren’t made for the larger type like the blank noun one. Would you consider making a blank verb one? That would be awesome! Thanks so much! (PS – your idea for binding at the TOP is perfect for lefties! my third child is a lefty so when she is ready to write her Latin (in a couple years) this will be a super useful idea! Do you have a binding machine you recommend? Or do you take them to the store to get it done? Thanks again!)

        • Betsy on November 3, 2016 at 10:10 pm

          I just updated the post with a blank verb worksheet to download! I love this binding machine: http://amzn.to/2eFqZNt It’s been one of my best purchases. We’re always coil binding something!

          • Heather on November 4, 2016 at 3:17 pm

            Thanks so much!! 🙂



  7. ROBIN GUERTIN on September 23, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful downloads. I love your idea for binding at the top, I also have a leftie, and I think it would be more comfortable for him to not have the binding on the left side.

    Thanks again!

  8. Bill Flottmann on July 8, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Looks like your Latin verb conjugation sheets only cover the first conjugation. Do you have available worksheets for the other conjugations and irregular verbs? Would be willing to purchase if made available.

    • Betsy on July 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      These worksheets only cover the first conjugation because in Classical Conversations, they only memorize endings to the 1st conjugation. You can find the full resource for all of the conjugations and irregular verbs here.

  9. Katya Garland on October 27, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Betsy,
    there doesn’t seem to be a way to download the three multi-page documents with charts for present, imperfect, and future tense. When I click on the images, nothing happens. I could only download the one-page blank conjugation form and the one-page 1st Conj. present stem reference sheet. Thank you in advance for your help.

    • Betsy on October 28, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      The link for the download is at the bottom in red letters “Download the Free PDF Worksheets Here”! Sorry for the confusion.

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