Declension Second Declension

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The direct object of some verbs is dative instead of accusative.
We say that those verbs “take” the dative (i.e. we put their direct object in the dative case).
The following verbs “take” the dative case: credo, credere, credidi, creditus - trust, believe faveo, favere, favi, fautus- to favor Mater nobis favet. Mother favors us. impero, imperare, imperavi, imperatus – command Vilicus servis imperavit. The overseer commanded the slaves. mando, mandare, mandavi, mandatus - command persuadeo, persuadere, persuasi, persuasus - persuade Ego patri persuasi. I persuaded father. pareo, parere - to obey Omnes servi vilico paruerunt. All the slaves obeyed the overseer. resisto, resistere, restiti – resist
These are the Dative endings for the three declensions that we have learned.
Number
First Declension
Second Declension
Third Declension singular vill-ae amic-ō can-i plural vill-īs amic-īs can-ibus

These are the accusative endings for the three declensions we have learned.
Number
First declension
Second Declension
Third Declension
Singular
vill-am amic-um can-em
Plural
vill-as amic-ōs canes

First, let’s review the use of the Dative that you already know . . . .indirect objects.
An indirect object is to or for whom something is given, shown, told or shown.
Remember, what you give (or show or tell) is the DIRECT OBJECT.
The person TO WHOM you give (show or tell) it to is the INDIRECT OBJECT.
Some examples from your reading:
Silvae animalibus hominibusque umbras dabant.
The forests used to give shade to the animals and men.

The direct object of some verbs is Dative instead of accusative.
We say that those verbs “take” the Dative (i.e. they are followed by the Dative).
The following verbs are followed by the Dative case: credo, credere, credidi, creditus - trust, believe faveo, favere, favi, fautus- to favor impero, imperare, imperavi, imperatus -- command mando, mandare, mandavi, mandatus - command

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