AP Latin : Latin Verb Tense

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Latin Verbs

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

Cras, ad templum ego __________.

Possible Answers:

ambulavi

ambulat

ambulabo

ambulas

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 #2 : Latin Verbs

Which verb properly completes the sentence in the perfect tense?

Puellae ad villam ­__________.

Possible Answers:

ambulavi

ambulabant

ambulaverunt

ambulant

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 #3 : Latin Verbs

Which verb properly completes the sentence in the perfect tense?

Miles gladium __________.

Possible Answers:

tenuisti

tenuit

tenebat

teneo

Correct answer:

tenuit

Explanation:

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

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