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Datives

The Dative case

The third case that we have met is called the
dative.

Endings are:



f m n
singular ae o i
plural is is ibus

You translate it by adding the word `to' or `for'
in front of it, e.g.

Clemens puellae vinum offerebat
Clemens was offering…

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2. The words `I' and `you' have slightly different
dative forms:


nominative: ego tu
I
accusative: me te
me
dative: mihi tibi
to/for me


Ego senem saluto I greet the old
man

Senex me salutat The old man
greets me

Senex mihi statuam ostendit The old
man shows a statue…

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