Hic liber Caio est-eum ei da. Is this construction OK? Or should it be 'est liber Caii'?
The Genitive or a Possessive with esse emphasizes the possessor; the Dative, the fact of possession: as, - liber est meus, the book is MINE (and no one's else); est mihi liber, I HAVE a book (among other things).
phil wrote:Gall is separated from Britain by the sea. Gallia e Brittania mari dividitur.
We have taken the camp. Castra occupabamus/occupavimus. - I'm not sure if this should be perfect or imperfect.'
Do not give him a sword, but give him arrows. Noli gladium ei dare, sed [ei da] sagittas. - is the 'ei da' needed?
This is Caius's book-give it to him. Hic liber Caio est-eum ei da. Is this construction OK? Or should it be 'est liber Caii'? And is the 'eum' referring to the book OK?