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2014-10-22 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.The literal meaning of “neutram in partem” (Cicero, De Officiis, II. 20) is “ Neither in  one side nor in  the other”as the adjective “neuter”(ne-uter)  means “ neither the one nor the

2014-10-20 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.In the sentence “In quo verbo lapsa consuetudo deflexit de via…..”  (Cicero, De Officiis, II. 9) the indirect object “In quo verbo”  is not abl. abs., but a kind of ablative of Place

2014-10-18 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.In “Quibus vellem satis cognita esset nostra sententia” (Cicero, De Officiis, II. 7) the relative pronoun in the dative plural “quibus” (literally, “to whom”) in the beginning of this

2014-10-16 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.In “Quibus ex rebus breviter disputatis intellegi potest non solum id homines solere dubitare, honestumne an turpe sit,..” (Cicero, De Officiis, I, 161) the neuter pronoun  “id” is  either

2014-10-15 Prep. + Subj. Accusative + Participle:

Hello,    first of all the expression  “ab urbe condita”, in the ablative case, literally means “from the city founded”, i.e. “from the founding of the city”, not “urbs condita est”, but instead “postquam

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