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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar


362. The Dative of the Indirect Object with the Accusative of the Direct may be used with any transitive verb whose meaning allows (see § 274):—

dō tibi librum, I give you a book.

illud tibi affīrmō; (Fam. 1.7.5), this I assure you.

commendō tibi êius omnia negōtia (id. 1.3), I put all his affairs in your hands (commit them to you).

dabis profectō misericordiae quod īrācundiae negāvistī; (Deiot. 40), you will surely grant to mercy what you refused to wrath.

litterās ā tē mihi stator tuus reddidit (Fam. 2.17), your messenger delivered to me a letter from you.

a. Many verbs have both a transitive and an intransitive use, and take either the Accusative with the Dative, or the Dative alone:—

mihi id aurum crēdidit (cf. Plaut. Aul. 15), he trusted that gold to me.

equō nē crēdite (Aen. 2.48), put not your trust in the horse.

concessit senātus postulātiōnī tuae (Mur. 47), the senate yielded to your demand.

concēdere amīcīs quidquid velint (Lael. 38), to grant to friends all they may wish.

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