Latin 101

Formation of Passive

Present Indicative Passive:

  • stem (2nd pp - "re") laudä (laudäre); monë (monëre)
  • plus endings:


  • 1 sing ending is wacky - you would expect laudär; monër
  • stem vowel in 3 sing remains long but it is short in the 3 plural
  • The second person singular has an alternative form "re" (e.g. laudäre; monëre. This form, in the present indictive passive looks exactly like the present infinitve active. Syntactical analysis of the sentence is the only way to determine which form you're looking at.

Chapter 18 index / drill present passive /