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Spring 2000


Latin teachers well know that students are often overwhelmed when they are making the transition from English, a word-order dependent language, to Latin, which is not and thus is highly flexible. Sentence-Structure Analysis" ("SSA") is a technique of mine that has been used successfully to help students make the transition to Latin's word order and develop an understanding of its syntax. Let us begin by considering a basic principle underlying Sentence-Structure Analysis Sheets.