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  1. Hello! Thank you for all of this helpful information! Question: What are the four principal parts of the verb “administro”?
    Thank you again!

    1. Hi Nichole, “administrō” is a regular 1st conjugation verb, so the principal parts are “administrō, administrāre, administrāvī, administrātus.” I hope this helps!

    1. Hi Erika, this is a great question. The 4th principal part is the perfect passive participle, and for whatever reason *timeō* does not have a perfect passive participle – or at least, the form does not survive in any Latin texts.

      Usually verbs lack a 4th principal part when they can’t be used in the passive voice at all. In the case of *timeō*, it DOES have some passive forms, just not in the perfect system. There is not a very satisfactory answer as to WHY – it’s simply a quirk of how this verb is used in Latin.

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