highlydubious (highlydubious) wrote in il_latin,
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Question

How do I construct in Latin a sentence that says something like "Please think before you do (something)".

Now, the "please" is not really necessary. since I'm not really addressing anyone specific, I want something which is more of a command or a rule, like an indirect imperative. In Hebrew it's simple enough - you put "יש" at the beginning, e.g. "יש לחשוב לפני מעשה". In English (and Latin) I am not so sure.

I first thought of passive periphrastic, i.e. id faciendum est, this is to be done.
Then I thought maybe subjunctive is the way to go, but since, at least in Hebrew, this calls for the infinitive and not a subjunctive verb, I didn't know how to proceed.

Suggestions?
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