SAT II Latin : Using nominative case in Latin

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Sat Subject Test In Latin

Aquitania __________ est. 

Possible Answers:

provincias

provinciae

provincia 

provinciarum

provinciam

Correct answer:

provincia 

Explanation:

The correct answer is provincia. Because of the verb est, which comes from the verb esse, to be, the nominative must be used instead of the accusative in a construction called the predicate nominative. 

Example Question #1 : Latin Noun Cases

Please choose the correct answer below

Tiberis et Padus __________ sunt. 

Possible Answers:

flumina

viae

maria

ponti

montes

Correct answer:

flumina

Explanation:

Tiberis and Padus are the latin names for the rivers Tiber and Po, respectively. The word for river in Latin is Flumen, the nominative singular is Flumina. 

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