SAT II Latin : Using ablative of means in Latin

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Latin Ablative Case

Vir __________ caeditur

Possible Answers:


cum gladio


a gladio

per gladio

Correct answer:



The correct answer is gladio. This is the example of the ablative of means, meaning an inanimate object was used to achieve an action. As such, there is no need for a preposition, as gladio in this context means "with a sword" already. 

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