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  First steps in Latin Grammar  

1. Nouns and verbs

2. Subjects and objects

3. Word order

4. Practice

5. Declensions and cases

6. Nominative and

accusative cases

7. Genitive case

8. Dative case

9. Gender

10. Ablative case

11. Final practice

ANSWERS

 

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10 - The ablative case

The ablative case is translated into English by a number of different prepositions.

First of all, the ablative is used with a number of different Latin prepositions, e.g.

              

The ablative may be used to show when or where something happens, or a point of departure:


              

The ablative often describes how something happens: the instrument, method, manner or cause, e.g.


              

The ablative is used to show by whom something is done:

              

Where the genitive is called the ‘of’ case and the dative the ‘to’ or ‘for’ case, the ablative is sometimes referred to as the ‘in’, ‘on’, ‘by’, ‘with’ or ‘from’ case.

 

 

 

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