Question on lesson 36 quiz

  • Question on lesson 36 quiz

    Posted by Phyllis E on June 14, 2023 at 10:15 am

    On the lesson 36 quiz questions 15-20 it asks for the perfect stem of verbs with an -are or -ere ending. I checked the textbook and the video lesson and both only instructed how to find the perfect stem of verbs with -vi endings and finding the present stem of verbs with -re endings. Was this a mistake, or is there a way to find the perfect stem of verbs with -re endings?

    Andrea replied 3 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Andrea

    June 14, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Phyllis,

    A verb with a -vi ending is simply a different form of the same verb with the -re ending. For example, amare means to love, while amavi means I loved.

    In order to find the perfect stem, look at the four principle parts of a verb. Let’s use vocare as an example—voco, vocare, vocavi, vocatum (us). The next step is to take the past tense (the 3rd principle part), that is, vocavi, and remove the i. We’re left with vocav, which is the perfect stem! In the quiz, since the four principle parts are not given (you only know the infinitive), you simply need to recall the 3rd principle part. You can find more information about this in Lesson 36 and 40. Let me know if you have any more questions!

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