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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

GENITIVE WITH VERBS/ Verbs of Reminding

351. Verbs of reminding take with the Accusative of the person a Genitive of the thing; except in the case of a neuter pronoun, which is put in the accusative (cf. § 390 . c).

So admoneō, commoneō, commonefaciō, commonefīō. But moneō with the genitive is found in late writers only.

Catilīna admonēbat alium egestātis, alium cupiditātis suae (Sall. Cat. 21), Catiline reminded one of his poverty, another of his cupidity.

eōs hōc moneō; (Cat. 2.20), I give them this warning.

quod vōs lēx commonet (Verr. 3.40), that which the law reminds you of.

Note— All these verbs often take with the ablative, and the accusative of nouns as well as of pronouns is sometimes used with them:—

saepius tē admoneō dē syngraphā Sittiānā; (Fam. 8.4.5) I remind you again and again of Sittius's bond.

officium vostrum ut vōs malō cōgātis commonērier (Plaut. Ps. 150), that you may by misfortune force yourselves to be reminded of your duty.

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