Cum, ubi, pluperfect passive

john abshire

Active Member
When the guard had been killed, the prisoner escaped.
Cum custos interfectus esset, captivus effugit.
Ubi custos interfectus erat, captivus effugit.

Are these correct?
The real question is on use of cum, ubi, and pluperfect passive.
However, In addition is the gender of interfectus, with a common noun, custos.
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Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
When the guard had been killed, the prisoner escaped.
Cum custos interfectus esset, captivus effugit.
Ubi custos interfectus erat, captivus effugit.

Are these correct?
The second one sounds unusual. It would be fine with the perfect instead of the pluperfect.
However, In addition is the gender of interfectus, with a common noun, custos.
If the custos is a man, it'll be masculine, and if it's a woman, it will be feminine. That's what a common noun does.
 

john abshire

Active Member
The second one sounds unusual. It would be fine with the perfect instead of the pluperfect.
If the custos is a man, it'll be masculine, and if it's a woman, it will be feminine. That's what a common noun does.
Could the perfect passive mean “had been killed”?
Or are you saying that “was killed”, perfect passive, would be “fine”?
 
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