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Rule 24: The Genitive of the Charge/Penalty


The last of our major uses of the genitive is the genitive of the charge or penalty. When dealing with charges, this makes perfect sense, as the genitive case flows naturally in phrases like "he accuses me of theft" (arguit mē fūrtī). We get into issues of idioms when we deal with the penalty, however.

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Published on March 25, 2019