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Imperator militibus subsidium ____________________(submitto, submitti, submittere) cupiverat.
This is the question in Caesar a legamus transitional reader. The key says that submitti is correct and the sentence should be translated this way:
The general had wanted aid to be sent to the soldiers.
Why can’t submittere be correct and the sentence translated this way:
The general had wanted to send aid to the soldiers.
I’m sure there is some obvious reason that I’m not seeing.
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