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Getting started on classical Latin
Getting started on classical Latin

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5.1 The cases in Latin

To finish off your study of ‘Getting Started on Classical Latin’, let’s take a brief look at a key feature of Latin grammar: ‘cases’.

‘Cases’ indicate the various functions that nouns, pronouns and adjectives can have in a sentence. The case is shown by the word ending in Latin.

During your work on the Introducing Classical Latin [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] website, you met the two most important cases in Latin. These are the nominative case (i.e. the subject forms, like servus and femina) and the accusative case (i.e. the object forms, like serv um and femin am).