SAT II Latin : Using typical-form third declension Latin nouns

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Using Typical Form Third Declension Latin Nouns

The nominative plural of fulmen is __________.

Possible Answers:

fulmina

fulminae

fulmines

fulmenes

fulmena

Correct answer:

fulmina

Explanation:

The noun lightning, fulmen is a third-declension neuter noun. As such, the proper ending for the nominative plural is -a. The genitive, which determines the stem, is fulminis; therefore the correct nominative plural is fulmina.

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