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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

Salvete,

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?

Many thanks,

Thomas
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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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