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Quick view on my answer to question

Postby pmda » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:53 pm

I have answered this question in Orberg's Exercitia Latina:

Cur magnae naves Roman adire non possunt?

...with...

Pars Tiberis quae prope Romam nimis parva est. itaque naves magnae ad huic loco navigare non possunt.

Does it look OK?
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Re: Quick view on my answer to question

Postby thesaurus » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:50 pm

pmda wrote:Pars Tiberis quae prope Romam nimis parva est. itaque naves magnae ad huic loco navigare non possunt.


"Pars Tiberis quae prope Romam est nimis parva est." or simply "Pars Tiberis prope Romam nimis parva est."

"Itaque naves magnae ad hunc locum navigare non possunt." or "Itaque naves magnae huc/illuc navigare non possunt."

"ad" requires nouns in the accusative case.
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Re: Quick view on my answer to question

Postby pmda » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:51 pm

Thanks Thesaurus.
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Re: Quick view on my answer to question

Postby furrykef » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:48 am

thesaurus wrote:"huic" is an adverb


Er, no it isn't... it's still the wrong case, though.

If on the off chance you need to use the ablative of "this place" (which would be common with prepositions such as "in"), that would be "hōc locō". But "ad" does always take the accusative, not the ablative, and remember that prepositions can never take the dative or any other case besides accusative and ablative.
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Re: Quick view on my answer to question

Postby thesaurus » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:33 pm

furrykef wrote:
thesaurus wrote:"huic" is an adverb


Er, no it isn't... it's still the wrong case, though.


Oops. For some reason I was thinking of "huc" when I wrote that.
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