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Latin Grammar. Ablative and Accusative of T ime. . Latin Time Expressions. Latin has very simple ways to indicate when and how long an action takes place. English is far more complicated: at noon in February on Monday. Ablative of Time. Indicates when an action occurs: hōc tempore

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Latin grammar

LatinGrammar

Ablative

and Accusative of Time.


Latin time expressions
Latin Time Expressions

  • Latin has very simple ways to indicate when and how long an action takes place.

  • English is far more complicated:

    • at noon

    • in February

    • on Monday


Ablative of time
Ablative of Time

  • Indicates when an action occurs:

    • hōc tempore

    • illāhōrā

    • decimōannō

  • And also within what period of time it occurs:

    • tribusdiēbus

    • decemannīs


Accusative of time
Accusative of Time

  • The accusative of time tells how long an action occurs. In English, we often express that with the preposition “for.”

    • septemannōs

    • multāshōrās


Accusative of time1
Accusative of Time

  • Sometimes the Latin accusative of time occurs with the preposition per.

    • per septemannōs ( = septemannōs)

    • per multāshōrās ( = multāshōrās)


Facts to know
Facts to know

  • The ablative of time tells when or within what time an action occurs.

  • The accusative of time tells how long that action went on.



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