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dat of possesion

Postby little flower » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:08 pm

hi all
Is this a correct translation of 'our merchants boy has two'?
puer mercatoris nostri sunt duo. (adler ex 22)

adler gives' puero...
is their a rule for the dat of possesion ? It comes up frequently in adler.Thanks.

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Re: dat of possesion

Postby Rindu » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:16 pm

Yes, you want to go with puero here. What you have written translates as "the boy of our merchant are two." Use the dative of possession in sentences with forms of esse. Put the possessor in the dative.
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Re: dat of possesion

Postby thesaurus » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:33 am

There is some discussion of it in this recent thread that you might fight helpful: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9378

Est aliquid hac de re nuper scriptum in hoc filo quid tibi fortasse iuvabit.
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute
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