AP Latin : Using genitive of description in Latin

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Latin Essentials

Which noun case best completes the sentence?

Mars deus __________ est.

Possible Answers:

bellis

bella

belli

bello

Correct answer:

belli

Explanation:

"Bellum" is a second declension neuter noun; thus, in the genitive descriptive strucutre of the sentence above, the proper answer is "belli," the genitive singular of "bellum."

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