Goals wrote:"The fourth principal part, while given in its neuter form in this book, is for regular transitive verbs the perfect passive participle, a fully declinable verbal adjective of the -us,-a-,-um variety (laudatus, -a, -um, ect - some uses of the participles will be explained in Chs. 19 and 23-24). Verbs lacking a perfect passive participle substitute the accusative supine (see Ch. 38 ), and some verbs like sum and other ntransitives substitute a future active participle (e.g. futurum = fututurus, -a, -um), while others like possum have no fourth principle part at all." p. 76
Why he gives the neuter form I am not sure, but my guess is in my earlier post.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests