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The perfect active stem is formed in what way?

I am clueless, but i think it is removing i from end of the third principal part

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  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is help on Latin verbs, tenses, etc.

    1. http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/latin/p/latinverbtenses.htm

    2. (part II of #1): http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl_verbs_4thconj.htm

    3. (how to form Perfect Tenses, Active Voice): http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/languages/classical/latin/tchmat/grammar/whprax/w12pftns.html

    4. http://www.orbilat.com/Languages/Latin/Grammar/Latin-Verb-Tenses_Perfect.html

    5. (part II of #4): http://www.orbilat.com/Languages/Latin/Grammar/Latin-Verb.html

    6. (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_conjugation

    7. (part II of #6): (Pluperfect): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluperfect

    8. (PDF file to download):
    www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/kracht/courses/compse..

    9. (matching exercise): http://www.quia.com/cm/52730.html

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  2. Yes, you are right.

    For example, in the famous phrase veni, vidi, vici, there are three verbs in their 1st person, singular, present perfect form. If you remove the "i" from the end of each of these, you have the present perfect stem.

    =)

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