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Infinitive sentence question

Postby Matermultorum » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:55 pm

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.

Thank you!
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Re: Infinitive sentence question

Postby adrianus » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:20 pm

I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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