s.harrow asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

latin: explain ablative absolute pls?

im in latin 3 and i got a test tomorrow. can someone explain? i get the gist of it .. i just want to make sure

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    1 decade ago
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    Anytime a sentence is introduced with words like "Having read the book/ After the book was read,/ The book having been read" ... the ablative absolute is quite useful.

    It is formed by putting an ablative ending on the fourth principle part and "coupling" it with the needed noun.

    example: Lecto libro ... Having read the book (and other ways to word the intro to the rest of your sentence as indicated above).

    Hope this helps. Good Luck on the test.

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