SAT II Latin : Using dative case in Latin

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Using Dative Case In Latin

The correct dative plural of dux is __________.

Possible Answers:

ducebus

duces

ducibus

duxibus

ducia

Correct answer:

ducibus

Explanation:

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 __________.

Possible Answers:

milites

militibus 

a militibus

militum

militem

Correct answer:

militibus 

Explanation:

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

Possible Answers:

puerum

puero

pueros

puer

pueri

Correct answer:

puero

Explanation:

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.

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