AP Latin : Using comparative adjectives in Latin

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Latin Essentials

Which adjective correctly completes the sentence below?

Legionarii romani milites __________ in mundo sunt.

Possible Answers:

fortissimi

fortissima

fortissimes

fortissimis

Correct answer:

fortissimi

Explanation:

Although "fortis" is a third declension adjective, in its superlative comparative form, "fortissimus," it functions as a second declension adjective; this means that in order to agree with "milites," which is itself an appositive for "Legionarii," it must be in the second declension masculine nominative plural, "fortissimi."

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