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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Adjectives with Adverbial Force

290. An adjective, agreeing with the subject or object, is often used to qualify the action of the verb, and so has the force of an adverb:—

prīmus vēnit, he was the first to come (came first).

nūllus dubitō, I no way doubt.

laetī audiēre, they were glad to hear.

erat Rōmae frequēns (Rosc. Am. 16), he was often at Rome.

sērus in caelum redeās (Hor. Od. 1.2.45), mayst thou return late to heaven.

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