MR. MELE’s LATIN GRAMMAR: NOUNS- DATIVE INDIRECT OBJECT

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What can the DATIVE case tell us?
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The DATIVE case can tell “to” or “for” something is DONE, SHOWN, TOLD, etc. *
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Is a preposition used in Latin with the DATIVE case?
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NO, a preposition is NOT used in Latin with the DATIVE case and often there is no preposition used in English. *In English, sometimes “to” or “for” is understood, but not expressed. ex:”agricola nautae pecuniam dabat.” The farmer was giving the sailor money. OR The farmer was giving money to the sailor.
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What are TRANSITIVE verbs of SPECIAL MEANING which use the DATIVE of Indirect Object?
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Verbs which often take Indirect Objects:
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Verbs of GIVING that use the DATIVE of Indirect Object
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do, dare (give) reddo, reddere (return) trado, tradere (hand over) committo, committere (entrust) debeo, debere (owe)
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Verbs of SHOWING that use the DATIVE of Indirect Object
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demonstro, demonstrare (show) monstro, monstrare (show) ostendo, ostendere (show)
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Verbs of TELLING that use the DATIVE of Indirect Object
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narro, narrare (tell) nuntio, nuntiare (announce) respondeo, respondere (answer) dico, dicere (say)

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