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Doubt in one of the exercises

Postby installer_swan » Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:43 pm

The farmers' daughters do labour.
Exercise II.3 on page 39.

The answer key gives the answer as Filiae agricolae loborant.
Shouldn't it be Filiae agricolarum loborant.?

I just wanted to make sure, sorry if it seems very trivial or obvious.

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Postby Lucan » Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:21 pm

The farmers' daughters do labour.
Exercise II.3 on page 39.

The answer key gives the answer as Filiae agricolae loborant.
Shouldn't it be Filiae agricolarum loborant.?


laborant, not loborant ;)

Otherwise, yes your version is correct. Farmers' is genitive plural of the 1st declension, and hence agricolarum. Either D'Ooge made a typo or you've confused the apostrophe in farmer's.
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Postby installer_swan » Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:23 am

Lucan wrote:laborant, not loborant ;)

Blame it on the typo-fairy.:lol:

Thanks for the clarification. I'm pretty sure about the apostrophe. I was jut wondering if there is some rule about not declining to the genitive plural in some cases or something like that. The irregularities of English make me wary of these things in other languages as well.
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Postby Meowth » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:37 am

i was seeing my notebook and you're right, that's the answer
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