The same is true of verbs: for instance fero disappears in the perfect and subsequent tenses. Nor
does it matter greatly whether such forms are nonexistent or too harsh to use. For what is the genitive singular of progenies or the genitive plural of spes?
Or how will quire and ruere form a perfect passive or
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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