AP Latin : Using imperative mood in Latin

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Mood In Latin Verbs

Which verb properly completes the sentence in the imperative mood?

Marcus dixit viris “ad silvam __________.”

Possible Answers:

ite

eunt

ita

it

Correct answer:

ite

Explanation:

The indirect object is "viris," meaning the imperative order spoken by Marcus must be the plural form. The plural imperative form of "ire" is "ite."

Example Question #2 : Mood In Latin Verbs

Which verb properly completes the sentence in the imperative mood?

Segunda sorori suae dicit “patrem nostrum __________.”

Possible Answers:

vocavi

vocas

voca

vocat

Correct answer:

voca

Explanation:

Secunda directed her statement at her sister, so the singular imperative is required. The singular imperative of "vocare" is "voca." 

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