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Participles: which case do I use?

I can't figure out when to make a participle agree with the sujbect, the object or when to make the whole thing an ablative absolute. I'm going through N&H's composition book, and the solutions seem random. For example, I know that when the participial phrase shares neither subject nor object with the main clause, then I use the ablative absolute, but N&H used it when the clauses do share a subject (D below).

A. (example ...
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Absolutes

I believe in an absolute right and wrong.

I don't believe that truth changes with people's perceptions of it.

I also believe that the majority of the civilized and educated world will disagree with me.


I won't be around to defend myself for the next few days (so do go easy on me! :P ) but take that and run with it, and I'll catch up when ...
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WHAT IS THE HISTORIC MEANING OF THE GREEK KEY

Just wondering what the historic meaning is of the Greek key.
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relative seldom repeated

Goodwin & Gulick 1039 say 'A relative is seldom repeated *in a new case* in the same sentence. Either it is omitted and understood in the latter part of the sentence, or a personal or demonstrative pronoun takes its place.' -- but they give only a few examples.

Does anyone know of a fuller treatment?

Many thanks
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Matthew 2:20

I'm a bit confused by the verb (I hate this verb :evil: ) here:

teqnh/kasin ga\r zhtou~ntes th\n yuxh\n tou~ paidi/ou

have the jealous/envious killed the spirit of the child? it seems odd, yet to say they have been killed by the spirit of the child makes even less sense, both in the story and grammatically.
please help!
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omnis, acer and potens

SALVETE OMNES!
I know it is a lot, but I'm frightened by this omnis, acer and potens from chapter 16 and was wondering if I was doing this properly.
Many thanks to whoever checks this. :)
omnis amīcus = every friend
omnis homō = every man
omnis rēgīna = every queen
omnis māter = every mother
omne bellum = every war (nom. OR acc.)
omne animal = ...
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teach yourself ancient greek (Henry & Betts)

Do any of you know if "Teach Yourself Ancient Greek" by Allan Henry and Gavin Betts, is a good book?
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I believe...

peiqomai takes the dative at times like "I believe in Father Christmas" but does it also when one's trying to say "I believe a new coat is better"?
Accusative, (men?) seems natural but my heart (de?) screams out for a dative. Any thoughts?

On a not unrelated matter in
I dont know whether.... or ....
would the ellipses be acc + participles or is "poteron" strong enough to break the clause and the ellipses be ...
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Intransitive Verbs

Hi all,

I have two questions to ask:

I know that an intransitive verb is one that cannot take a direct object such as "to die" for example. However in exercise 153 it says verbs such as 'believe' and 'obey' are intransitive. Am I right in thinking that they are only intransitive in Latin? "John believes Fred" or "John obeys Fred" are obviously allowed in English and so would be a transitive verb. Im pretty ...
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Another "Rosetta Stone"

Guys, look!
A DPA news.
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