"Ben bir patronum."
Translation:I am a boss.
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"patronum" shows in the hint as "my boss" could they add another line for "am (a/the) boss", since the possessive and copula suffix are the same for this word in 1st person? The only way to know is "ben" is not "benim" and "bir" indicates that it is "a", okay, and there is a period at the end. I suppose there are more clues than I thought, but I still got sidetracked by the only hint for the word. Just like below I was putting "I am a.." then I changed it to "I am my own boss." because we wouldn't say just "I am my boss." in English, then I realized that it couldn't be both the copula and possessive. This is where I would have done better not to look at the hint. If you were to add both endings, what would that look like? (Oh, for 3rd person copula does not add an ending so perhaps another line for "is my boss" if the subject were "O, "?)
Yes, but we should look for "benim patronum" to mean "my boss" while "Ben" would be a subject of a sentence with a period at the end; so it must be the verb suffix for the copula "to be". I still think that they should add a line to the hover hint for "patronum" of "am/is (a/the) boss". If you were to say "He is my boss." would that still be "O, benim patronum." as there is no ending added to 3rd person singular copula?
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7738932 (Grammar Portal)
No, "Ben patronum." is "I am a boss." and "benim patronum" is "my boss" "Sen" is the singular "you" and you would need that "to be" suffix form after the possessive suffix form and you would use "benim" for the possessive, so I think that it would "Sen benim patronumsun." and for "Siz" I think it would be "Siz benim patronlarumsunuz." for "You are my bosses." The more confusing one would be the third person singular for "he, she or it" which does not add a suffix for the "to be" form "is". The comma becomes important so that "O" means "he" or "she" instead of the demonstrative adjective "that". "O, benim patronum."
In the possessive tips and notes, it says that the plural suffix comes before the possessive suffix and any other case suffix will come after the possessive suffix. Scroll down on this page for those tips and notes: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/tr/Possessives
and you can find the "to be" verb suffixes here: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/tr/To-be