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Rule 44: The Ablative of Agent

We often see the ablative of agent with passive verbs, identifying who the doer of the action is (since the subject in a passive sentence receives the action). In Latin, the ablative of agent always follows the preposition ab/ā, which makes it different from the ablative of means (itself found in passive sentences). Learn more about this ablative and how it different from other uses of the ablative, accusative, and dative.

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Published on March 16, 2020