AP Latin : Using perfect tense in Latin

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #2 : Latin Verb Tense

Which verb properly completes the sentence in the perfect tense?

Puellae ad villam ­__________.

Possible Answers:

ambulabant

ambulant

ambulavi

ambulaverunt

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:

tenebat

tenuisti

teneo

tenuit

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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