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Deponent Verbs
 Deponent verbs are passive in form, but active in meaning. 
You need to learn a number of common deponents, so that you will be able recognize them in translations..
Ex.1:  leonēs Scintillam domum sequebantur.
                The lions were following Scintilla home.
Ex. 2: Quintus edere saxa conatus est.
           Quintus tried to eat rocks
NB: The perfect participle of  a deponent verb is active in meaning.
conatus - having tried; secutus - having followed
NB: The present active participle is formed the same way as non-deponent verbs, and naturally it is active in meaning.
conans, conantis... trying; sequens, sequentis...following