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Special Rules.


The following are special rules of arrangement: -

a. The negative precedes the word it especially affects ; but if it belongs to no one word in particular, it generally precedes the verb ; if it is especially emphatic, it begins the sentence. (See example, 598. f. N.)

b. Itaque regularly comes first in its sentence or clause; enim, autem, véró, quoque, never first, but usually second, sometimes third if the second word is emphatic; quidem never first, but after the emphatic word; igitur usually second; né quidem include the emphatic word or words.

c. Inquam, inquit, are always used parenthetically, following one or more words. So often crédó, opínor, and in poetry sometimes precor.

d. (1) Prepositions (except tenus and versus) regularly precede their nouns; (2) but a monosyllabic preposition is often placed between a noun and its adjective or limiting genitive: -