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Each of the following English sentences contains a word that is underlined. From among the choices, select the Latin word to which the underlined word is related by derivation.

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All things are possible.

pōnō

Correct Answer: 
No

possum

Correct Answer: 
Yes

possideō

Correct Answer: 
No

poscō

Correct Answer: 
No

The English adjective “possible”, which means “able to exist or be done,” is derived from the Latin verb possum, which means “I am able.” The adjective is not related by derivation or in meaning to choice (A), pōnō (I place), choice (C), possideō (I possess), or choice (D), poscō (I demand).

Question Difficulty: 
easy