During a Latin lesson in homeschooling today:
Me: You need to use the perfect stem by finding the third principle part of the verb, and then you'll add the third person plural ending because the subject is plural. You need to fix that direct object by putting it in accusative plural, not singular because troop is always a group of people, not one person. And then remember that mare is a third declension i-stem, so fix that genitive ending.
Poor Lyndsay: Mom, sometimes all I hear you say is "blah, blah, blah".
(Both of us break into peals of belly laughs.)