SAT II Latin : Using subjunctive mood in Latin

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Latin Verbs

The correct present subjunctive passive of incipimus is __________.

Possible Answers:

incipiamur

incipiamus

inciperemus

incepissemus

inceperimus

Correct answer:

incipiamur

Explanation:

The original verb incipimus is first-person plural; therefore we must find the first-person plural passive subjunctive of this verb. The subjunctive stem for the verb incipere is incipia-, taking the "ia" as the marker for the subjunctive. We then add "mur" to the end to make it passive in the first-person plural present tense.

Example Question #11 : Sat Subject Test In Latin

Choose the correct answer from the options below

The correct subjunctive imperfect active of the verb of videtis is __________.

Possible Answers:

videbetis

vidissemus

videretis

videar

videbatis

Correct answer:

videretis

Explanation:

Videtis is the indicative active present form of the verb video in the second person plural. 

The proper relative form of this in the subjunctive imperfect is videretis.

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