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How to Use and Recognize Partitive Genitive Case in Latin

How to Use and Recognize Partitive Genitive Case in Latin

The genitive case is most familiar to English speakers as the case in which nouns, pronouns and adjective express possession, says the clear-thinking Classics Department at the Ohio State University. "In Latin, it is used to indicate relationships that are most frequently and easily translated into English by the preposition 'of': 'love of god,"the driver of the bus,' the 'state of the union,"the son of God.

How to Use the French Expression "Allons-y"

How to Use the French Expression "Allons-y"

The French phrase allons-y (pronounced "ah-lo(n)-zee") is one you may find yourself using if you're traveling with friends or about to begin something. Literally translated, it means "Let us go there," but this idiomatic expression is usually understood to mean "Let's go." There are many variations of this common phrase, depending on the context, such as "let's get going," "off we go," "let's get started," "here we go," and more.

What Causes Rigor Mortis?

What Causes Rigor Mortis?

A few hours after a person or animal dies, the joints of the body stiffen and become locked in place. This stiffening is called rigor mortis. It's only a temporary condition. Depending on body temperature and other conditions, rigor mortis lasts approximately 72 hours. The phenomenon is caused by the skeletal muscles partially contracting.

4 Ways to Master English Vocabulary

4 Ways to Master English Vocabulary

The best way to learn English vocabulary is by topics with explanations of meaning, examples of usage and subsequent exercises. It is possible to practice English vocabulary through exercises in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Learners of English should have lists of difficult word meanings and of phrases (expressions) on every topic with usage sentences.

What did it mean to be a Grecian in late-18th Century British schools?

What did it mean to be a Grecian in late-18th Century British schools?

Near the beginning of CS Forester's novel Mr Midshipman Hornblower, which begins in 1793, the titular Hornblower arrives on board his first ship, where the captain asks about his schooling: "…

Definition, Examples, and Observations on Writing

Definition, Examples, and Observations on Writing

(1) Writing is a system of graphic symbols that can be used to convey meaning. See the observations below. Also, see the following topics related to the writing system: (2) Writing is the act of composing a text. See the observations below. Also, see the following topics related to composition: Writers on Writing Etymology and Pronunciation From an Indo-European root, "to cut, scratch, sketch an outline" Pronunciation: RI-ting Observations Writing and Language Writing is not language.