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The preposition "cum"
Dear Latin Teacher,
I have noticed that sometimes when the preposition "cum" is used, the object of the preposition is swapped; for example, "cum te" becomes "tecum." Is it necessary to swap positions when writing a Latin sentence? Is there a rule governing this? Do other Latin prepositions also have this same effect?
Thank you very much.
This happens with the ablative personal pronouns me
, and vobis
. It also happens with quo
. The preposition cum
is added to the end of these ablatives instead of standing as separate word in front.
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.
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