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Wheelock Chapter 12 The Perfect Active System of All Verbs So far, we’ve learned the present, future, and imperfect tenses of the active voice. These are all part of what we call the present system, because they are formed off of the present stem. Now we will learn the perfect active system! We will learn the perfect (sometimes also called the present perfect ), the future perfect, and the pluperfect (aka past perfect). All of these tenses are formed the same way for every conjugation: perfect active stem + endings. To find the perfect active stem, we will use the 3 rd principal part (ex: laudāvī, potuī, etc) to conjugate these tenses. To find the perfect active stem, drop the ī from the 3 rd principal part. NB that the perfect endings are all new to us and must be memorized. The pluperfect endings are just like the imperfect of sum. The future perfect endings are just like the future of sum, with the exception of the 3 rd pl . We’ve already talked about how the imperfect is used to talk about an action in the past that was
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This note was uploaded on 07/11/2008 for the course LAT 43 taught by Professor Onl during the Spring '08 term at BYU.

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Lat1RevCh12AK - Wheelock Chapter 12 The Perfect Active...

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