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Marcus has asked why Gaius had come to Rome

Latin translation: Marcus quaesivit cur Gaius Romam venisset.

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English term or phrase:Marcus has asked why Gaius had come to Rome
Latin translation:Marcus quaesivit cur Gaius Romam venisset.
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07:05 Oct 2, 2005
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English term or phrase: Marcus has asked why Gaius had come to Rome
Is an extract from the texy Latin via Ovid
Timochu
Marcus quaesivit cur Gaius Romam venisset.
Explanation:
Historical sequence of tenses in indirect question ('venisset' is pluperfect subjunctive because the action or state of the verb in the subordinate clause is complete; had it been incomplete, the imperfect subjunctive would have been proper).

'Romam' without 'ad' because prepositions indicating place to which are omitted with the names of cities, towns, small islands, and a few other words (especially 'domus' and 'rus').

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5 +2Marcus quaesivit cur Gaius Romam venisset.Joseph J. Brazauskas


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marcus has asked why gaius had come to rome
Marcus quaesivit cur Gaius Romam venisset.


Explanation:
Historical sequence of tenses in indirect question ('venisset' is pluperfect subjunctive because the action or state of the verb in the subordinate clause is complete; had it been incomplete, the imperfect subjunctive would have been proper).

'Romam' without 'ad' because prepositions indicating place to which are omitted with the names of cities, towns, small islands, and a few other words (especially 'domus' and 'rus').



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agree  ilovejakeyarger: I have read the story about Marcus and Gaius. It was really good I agree that the question is Marcus asking why Gaius has comed to Rome. Thanks, T.P
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