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I saw in a video someone thanking all their patreons by saying:

GRATIAS AGO OMNIBUS PATRONIS MEIS.

But isn't 'OMNIBUS PATRONIS MEIS' ablative? Does it makes sense?

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    As mentioned, dative. More importantly, Latin isn't English. It'd've been far more idiomatic to move the verb to the end or (in this case) omit it and the possessive.
    – lly
    Jul 10, 2021 at 15:18
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    "Patreon" is a modern company trademark. I think you mean "patrons" in the title, not "patreons".
    – J...
    Jul 10, 2021 at 17:18

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No, it's dative, not ablative. In the plural, ablative and dative are identical, so you'll have to only guess from context which is which.

The only thing that could be added is that often the indirect objects go before the verbs in sentences like these. You can find gratias tibi ago and tibi gratias ago but not gratias ago tibi or gratias ago tibi.

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  • Ugh. Right! Newbie mistake 😭 Jul 10, 2021 at 4:38

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