Unit 8 Drill II

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Unit 8 Drill II

Post by phil96 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:35 am

11. Quae est fīlia hominis ad prōvinciam euntis?
My first thought was "Who is the daughter of the man who is going to the province?", but M&F say that the interrogative pronoun would be "quis' for both masculine and feminine. Is "quae" here, instead, an interrogative adjective, giving "Which (woman) is the daughter of the man...?"?

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Re: Unit 8 Drill II

Post by modus.irrealis » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:05 am

Although the actual situation is more complicated (so "quae" is sometimes used substantively and "quis" adjectively), I think you're supposed to understand it as "which woman" (which isn't necessarily all that different from "who"), or, since "qui" can also mean "what (kind of)", it could be "what (kind of) woman" -- I think the former is more likely, but the latter does occur.

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Re: Unit 8 Drill II

Post by phil96 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:42 am

Thank you.

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