# Wheelock Chapter 6. Special Sum The future of sum The future is weirder. It has the base –er, a vowel (o, i or u- just like bo, bi, bu) and the personal.

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Wheelock Chapter 6

Special Sum

The future of sum The future is weirder. It has the base –er, a vowel (o, i or u- just like bo, bi, bu) and the personal endings Best if you just memorize it – Erō - I shall be- Erimus - We shall be – Eris - You will be- Eritis- You all will be – Erit - He will be- Erunt- They will be

One More Verb! The verb ‘possum, posse, potui’ means to be able Its forms are based off of the Combo of ‘pot’ and the forms of ‘sum’ If you know this one rule all the forms are EASY – Whenever the ‘t’ from pot is next to an ‘s’ it assimilates to an ‘s’ – Saying potsum is too hard!

Present and Imperfect of “Possum” Present 1- PoSsum I am able PoSsumus We are able 2- Potes You are able Potestis You all are able 3- Potest He is able PosSunt They are able Imperfect 1- Poteram I was able Poterāmus We were able 2- Poterās You were able Poterātis You all were able 3- Poterat He was able Poterant They were able

Can you guess the future? 1- PoteroI will be ablePoterimus we will be able 2- Poterisyou will be ablePoteritis you all will be able 3- Poterithe will be able Poterunt they will be able

Last point! Another grammatical feather for your cap: The complementary infinitive You’ve already used it many times An infinitive that goes with another infinitive to complete it’s meaning I want to go to the store You ought to praise the gods. Possum esse magna.

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