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perfect passive construction

Postby mbdittmar » Mon Sep 08, 2003 4:23 pm

In a perfect passive verb construction, where you would have for example, "amatus est", are the two words ALWAYS adjacent, or can additional words/modifiers intervene? <br /><br />Thanks,<br />Mark D
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Re:perfect passive construction

Postby Moerus » Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:24 pm

Mostly they are together, not always.<br /><br />For exemple; Are you shaved? = Tonsusne es?
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Re:perfect passive construction

Postby mbdittmar » Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:26 pm

<br />Are they ever reversed, eg, "es tonsus"?
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Re:perfect passive construction

Postby Moerus » Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:07 pm

Yes that's possible; <br /><br />The same question, can also be; Esne tonsus?
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Re:perfect passive construction

Postby Emma_85 » Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:49 pm

They often seperated the two parts in poetry, making it difficult to translate like ;)
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Re:perfect passive construction

Postby benissimus » Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:37 pm

Perfect participles are usually, for all intents and purposes, just adjectives. You can mix them all over the place so long as they agree with the various attributes of the noun which they modify.
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