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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Direct Object

389. Many verbs ordinarily transitive may be used absolutely, having their natural object in the ablative with (§ 273. N. 2):—

priusquam Pompōnius dē êius adventū cōgnōsceret (B. C. 3.101), before Pomponius could learn of his coming. [Cf. êius adventū cōgnitō, his arrival being discovered. ]

For Accusative and Genitive after Impersonals, see § 354 . b. For the Accusative after the impersonal Gerundive with esse, see § 500. 3.

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