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Chapter 5<br />Possum<br />
Remember SUM?<br />Review<br />
Possum means “to be able.”<br />It is a COMPOUND of the irregular verb, SUM.  Therefore, its conjugation should look very ...
possum - I am able            possumus - we are able<br />potes - you are able potestis- you are able<br />potest - he is ...
Just as the present tense of POSSUM looked very much like the present tense of SUM, the imperfect tense of POSSUM looks ve...
Imperfect of POSSUM<br />
poteram- I was able	poteramus - we were able<br />poteras - you were able	poteratis- you were able<br />poterat - he was a...
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Chapter 5 Possum

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Chapter 5 Possum

  1. 1. Chapter 5<br />Possum<br />
  2. 2. Remember SUM?<br />Review<br />
  3. 3. Possum means “to be able.”<br />It is a COMPOUND of the irregular verb, SUM. Therefore, its conjugation should look very familiar!<br />Notice that if the SUM part of the word begins with a vowel, the POSSUM part ends with a “t.” If the SUM part begins with a consonant, the POSSUM part ends with an “s.” <br />Possum: to be able<br />
  4. 4. possum - I am able possumus - we are able<br />potes - you are able potestis- you are able<br />potest - he is able possunt - they are able<br />Translation of POSSUM (Present)<br />
  5. 5. Just as the present tense of POSSUM looked very much like the present tense of SUM, the imperfect tense of POSSUM looks very much like the imperfect tense of SUM.<br />Remember the imperfect of SUM?<br />Imperfect Tense<br />
  6. 6. Imperfect of POSSUM<br />
  7. 7. poteram- I was able poteramus - we were able<br />poteras - you were able poteratis- you were able<br />poterat - he was able poterant - they were able<br />Notice that all forms of SUM begin with an “e” (a vowel), all forms of POSSUM end in “t.”<br />Translation of POSSUM (imperfect)<br />

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