chapter  3
10 Pages

Infinitives

The present subjunctive system consists of the present and imperfect subjunctives. There is a perfect subjunctive system, consisting of two tenses: the perfect and pluperfect subjunctives. This chapter is focused on the form of these two new tenses. Since there are no conjugational distinctions in the perfect system, the verb amo (1) to love as the sole example. The chapter presents matching exercises with unedited Latin excerpts and rough English translations. A short reading relating to the adventures of Hercules is also presented. These readings give the course a strong sense of narrative cohesion, providing opportunities to develop comprehension and translation skills.