AP Latin : Latin Verbs

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Using Future Tense In Latin

Based on context, which verbs best completes the sentence for tense, person and number?

Cras, ad templum ego __________.

Possible Answers:

ambulavi

ambulabo

ambulas

ambulat

Correct answer:

ambulabo

Explanation:

"Cras" signifies tomorrow, meaning that, out of the options presented, the verb must be in the future; "ego," the subject, signifies that the verb must be in first-person singular.

Example Question #1 : Latin Essentials

Which verb properly completes the sentence in the perfect tense?

Puellae ad villam ­__________.

Possible Answers:

ambulavi

ambulant

ambulaverunt

ambulabant

Correct answer:

ambulaverunt

Explanation:

"Ambulaverunt" is the only answer that is both in the perfect tense and matches the subject, "puellae," in number and gender.

Example Question #1 : Using Perfect Tense In Latin

Which verb properly completes the sentence in the perfect tense?

Miles gladium __________.

Possible Answers:

teneo

tenuit

tenuisti

tenebat

Correct answer:

tenuit

Explanation:

"Tenuit" is the only verb in the perfect tense to agree in person and number with the subject, "miles."

Example Question #1 : Mood In Latin Verbs

Which verb properly completes the sentence in the imperative mood?

Marcus dixit viris “ad silvam __________.”

Possible Answers:

ita

eunt

ite

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:

voca

vocas

vocavi

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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