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Rule Number 35: The Cognate Accusative


In both English and Latin, there exists a certain type of object that's used after intransitive verbs, which don't normally take direct objects. This is the cognate accusative, and found in phrases like "he lives a worthwhile life". The cognate accusative also takes on a sort of adverbial meaning in many different situations.

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Published on January 13, 2020