"Pater quoque et mater in urbe sunt."

Translation:Father and also mother are in the city.

August 30, 2019



Can someone please explain the structure here?

August 30, 2019


It might be a mistake. As far as I know, 'quoque' follows the word it refers to. So it would be more like "Father also and mother are in the city". It would point to 'pater' and not 'mater'. If it's some kind of exception, I guess someone with more experience with Latin could explain the logic behind the structure.

September 2, 2019


As far as I know, 'quoque' is an adverb and thus not declinable.

But I also wonder how to recognise that 'quoque' should refer to 'mother' in this sentence.

September 4, 2019


I put "Pater et quoque mater in urbe sunt." and got it wrong. How fluid is the word order with regards to quoque?

September 5, 2019
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