Here you can discuss all things Latin. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get help with a difficult passage of Latin, and more.
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.
- Textkit Neophyte
- Posts: 19
- Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:04 am
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.
- Textkit Zealot
- Posts: 3270
- Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:45 pm
Return to Learning Latin
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Matthew Gendzwill, Yahoo [Bot] and 58 guests