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What is ablative case?

 

Definition
 

Ablative case is a case that expresses a variety of meanings including

 
  • instrument
  • cause
  • location
  • source, and
  • time.
Discussion
 

The term ablative case is used especially in Latin grammar.

Generic
  Ablative case is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 7

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 1

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 3

 

Lyons 1968 299

 

Mish 1991 45


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