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Prepositional Phrases: Accusative and Ablative Cases
By: Harrison JaminSlide2
What Is A Prepositional Phrase?
A prepositional phrase usually consists of a preposition and a noun(object).
So, the basic formula is: Preposition + object.
Example: In the house.
However, a prepositional phrase can also contain a
So, this formula would be:
Example: In the
Prepositional Phrases: Ablative Case
The same rule used in English applies to Latin. (prep. + object) or (prep. + Modifier + object)
An example of a prepositional phrase in the ablative case is: Ex
(He falls out of the tree)
Tip: Ex can be written as E if the next word begins with a consonant. Example: E
(out of the branches)
Here is an example of an ablative prepositional phrase
with a modifier.
Prepositional Phrases: Accusative Case
The accusative case contains nouns that receive
An example of an accusative prepositional phrase is: In
Here is one with a modifier: In
How To Tell the Difference
Accusative prepositional phrases will contain prepositions like “into” or “toward”. These all are actions that a noun receives.
Ablative prepositional phrases will contain prepositions like “in”, “under”, or “out of”. The words in these phrases are usually adverbs and the noun does not directly receive them.
Try to identify which phrases are ablative and which are accusative in the following example:Slide6
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