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204. Faciō , facere , fēcī , factum, make, is regular. But it has imperative fac in the active, and, besides the regular forms, the future perfect faxō, perfect subjunctive faxim. The passive of faciō is—
  1. fīō , fiĕrī, factus sum, be made or become.

The present system of fīō is regular of the fourth conjugation, but the subjunctive imperfect is fierem , and the infinitive fierī .

Note.--The forms in brackets are not used in good prose.

PRESENT fīō, fīs, fit fīam, fīās, fīat
[fīmus], [fītis], fīunt fīāmus, fīātis, fīant
IMPERFECT fīēbam, fīēbās, etc. fierem, fierēs, etc.
FUTURE fīam, fīēs, etc.
PERFECT factus sum factus sim
PLUPERFECT factus eram factus essem

[, fīte, fītō, —]1

PRESENT fierī PERFECT factus esse FUTURE factum īrī

PERFECT factus GERUNDIVE faciendus

a. Most compounds of faciō with prepositions weaken ă to ĭ in the present stem and to ĕ in the supine stem, and are inflected regularly like verbs in -:—

  1. cōnficiō , cōnficĕre, cōnfēcī , cōnfectum, finish.
  2. cōnficior , cōnficī , cōnfectus .

b. Other compounds retain a, and have -fīō in the passive: as, benefaciō , -facere, -fēcī, -factum; passive benefīō, -fierī, -factus, benefit. These retain the accent of the simple verb: as, bene-fă'cis (§ 12. a, Exc.).

c. A few isolated forms of fīo occur in other compounds:—

  1. cōnfit, it happens, cōnfīunt; cōnfīat; cōnfieret, cōnfierent; cōnfierī.
  2. dēfit, it lacks, dēfīunt; dēfīet; dēfīat; dēfierī.
  3. effierī, to be effected.
  4. īnfīō, begin (to speak), īnfit .
  5. interfīat, let him perish; interfierī, to perish.
  6. superfit, it remains over; superfīat, superfierī .

1 The imperative is rarely found, and then only in early writers.

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