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Ambiguity in “Illīus hominis fīlium laudābant omnēs”?

Each question below assumes that any previous question has been answered with a yes. Is ille ever used alone as that is used in this sentence? That is a good idea. Is illīus ever used alone as of ...
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What gender would “this” or “that” be in if there is no subject to describe?

With a specified subject or object, it's easy to say "this" or "that." This picture is of my dream. Haec pictura somnii mei est. But what if the noun being described is not ...
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How is the demonstrative pronoun “is” weaker than the others?

Lately, I've been reading about demonstrative pronouns and adjectives. I'm fairly comfortable with hic and ille, but I'm not too sure about is. How is is weaker than the other demonstratives? When ...