Example Question #1 : Using Dative Case In Latin
The correct dative plural of dux is __________.
The correct dative plural of dux is ducibus. As a third declension noun with a genitive of ducis, the proper ending, -ibus is added to the stem, resulting in ducibus.
Example Question #2 : Using Dative Case In Latin
Dux mandat __________.
The verb mandare takes the dative instead of the accusative; therefore the only correct answer can be militibus; since every other option is in the wrong case.
Example Question #3 : Using Dative Case In Latin
Choose fill in the blank with the correct answer from the choices below
Senator mandat __________ in hortum
The correct answer is "puero". It should be rememebered that Mandare in Latin takes the dative case instead of the accusative; therefore, "puero" is the only viable option.