Malum

john abshire

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Aemilia puero aegro malum rubrum dat, neque is malum esse potest.

Amelia gives a red apple to the sick boy, and he is not able to be sick.
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This can’t be correct
 

Pacifica

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There is esse, and there is ēsse. The latter is what you've got here.

Also note the word malum before esse. This doesn't mean "sick". (Even if it were from the adjective malus, it wouldn't agree.)
 

john abshire

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There is esse, and there is ēsse. The latter is what you've got here.

Also note the word malum before esse. This doesn't mean "sick". (Even if it were from the adjective malus, it wouldn't agree.)
Aemelia puero malum rubrum dat, neque is malum esse potest.
Amelia gives a red apple to the boy, but he is not able to eat the apple.
This makes more sense.
Can neque be “but not” instead of “and not”? It sounds better but it may not be right?
 
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