Review of the First Conjugation (Passive)

First Conjugation PASSIVE (complete)

(n.b. for, ‘to say,’ is a deponent verb: for, farī, fātus sum)

Primary Sequence


for, fāris, fātur, fāmur, fāminī, fantur

fer, fēris, fētur, fēmur, fēminī, fentur


fābar, fābāris, fābātur, fābāmur, fābāminī, fābantur

fārer, fārēris, fārētur, fārēmur, fārēminī, fārentur


fābor, fāberis (or fābere), fābitur, fābimur, fābiminī, fābuntur

[no subjunctive future primary]

Secondary Sequence


fātus sum, fātus es, fātus est, fātī sumus, fātī estis, fātī sunt

fātus sim, fātus sīs, fātus sit, fātī sīmus, fātī sītis, fātī sint


fātus eram, fātus erās, fātus erat, fātī erāmus, fātī erātis, fātī erant

fātus essem, fātus essēs, fātus esset, fātī essēmus, fātī essētis, fātī essent

Future Perfect

fātus erō, fātus eris, fātus erit, fātus erimus, fātus eritis, fātus erint

[no subjunctive future secondary]

Et Cetera

Present Imperative

fāre, fāminī

Future Imperative

fātor (2nd or 3rd person singular), [no 2nd singular plural passive future imperative], fantor (3rd person plural)

Infinitive (present, perfect, future)


fātus esse

fātus īrī

Participles (perfect, future [gerundive]) 

fātus, -a, -um

fandus, -a, um


[no passive supine]

The Essential AG: 184 (p89-90)

Famous Phrase: “quid voveat dulci nutricula maius alumno / qui sapere et fari possit quae sentiat”

[what more might a nurse desire for her darling, than that he be wise, and say what he feels?]

-Horace, Epistulae 1.4.8-9


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