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Answer key response to 353 Q 2

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Answer key response to 353 Q 2

Postby Thomas3333333 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:59 am


Apologies for the number of posts i'm putting up but the question here concerns whether quo (abl of qui) should be used in a purpose clause containing a comparative.

The Question is :

They are setting out at daybreak in order that they may make a longer march before night.

The answer key gives:

Prima luce proficiscuntur ut ante noctem iter longius faciant.

Given the comparative longius is used, should not quo be used instead of ut to introduce the purpose clause?

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Postby Tertius Robertus » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:54 pm

the quo could be used indeed. but it is not grammaticaly wrong to use the ut. [that is the first time ive seen quo described as ablative of qui, rather i am wonted to read it in latin workds and in latin grammars as a comparative adverb (quo... eo; quo in final = ut eo :schock: ]
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