Because Old English is a form of the language you use every day, you know many things about it by intuition. After a little practice, translating a typical Old English sentence will become a matter of looking up one or two unfamiliar items.
As we begin, though, it is useful to approach the more difficult sentences deliberately, reviewing the grammar we have learned along the way.
This tutorial uses the first sentence in The Battle of Brunanburh for illustration of some helpful strategies. Since the tutorial is much longer than usual, you might find it convenient to have hard copy of the passage in front of you while you work.
I hope you never need to go so slowly through another Old English sentence!
When entering answers, in general please use thorn (þ) at the beginning of a word and eth (ð) otherwise.
IMPT: Mac users must use UTF-8 to see the Icelandic characters. Go to the "View" pull-down menu, go to "Encoding" and click on "Unicode (UTF 8)". Then press the "Reload" button.
If your first try is incorrect, you will be given 4 possible choices for the answer. Keep trying until you get the right answer, at which point you will be given some comments and presented with the next question.