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Rule 43: The Ablative of Cause

The ablative case can be used to show the cause of the action, in the sense of "we were praised because of our kindness". This stems from the ablative of separation, where the cause originates "from" a specific act, characteristic, etc. Also part of this ablative are the prepositions causā and grātiā, which take a preceding genitive, e.g., exemplī grātiā.

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Published on March 9, 2020