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Confusion regarding 'esse' + accusative

It's not that esse takes the accusative—it's that cupiō takes the accusative, and esse links two things in the same case. In other words, regem is accusative because mē is accusative, and mē is ...
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Accusative in genitive relative clause with verb finiebat

There aren't any special uses involved here; your incorrect assumption is that embolum (navis) aeneum is accusative -- in fact it's the nominative subject of finiebat. Literally, "one part of which a ...
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Confusion regarding 'esse' + accusative

Cupere is a special kind of verb. You can use it to talk about something the subject of the sentence wishes to do himself. In that case you use an infinitive as the object and predicate nouns or ...
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Can I passivize a verb with two objects with respect to either one?

According to Bennett's New Latin Grammar, #178, the recommended approach when making these constructions passive is to make the person the (nominative) subject and to retain the thing in the ...
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Can the verb auxiliari take an accusative object?

Cassell's "Latin Dictionary" specifies auxilior can be used, as you said, with the dative, or in a construction with contra plus the accusative. However, that's not really auxilior taking the ...
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When are -ns words used with accusative direct objects?

As in English, the presence of a direct object seems to commonly be treated as evidence that a -ns word is a verbal participle rather than a departicipial adjective. "The use of the present ...
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Revertere or reverti in transitive use?

The OLD says the following: "usu. dep. in pres. system, active in pf. system. Dep. pf. mostly post-Augustan."
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Can the verb auxiliari take an accusative object?

Seems to me we're dealing with what I've usually seen mentioned as "relational accusative" or "Greek accusative", something that is usually restricted to pronouns and you could also find in the ...
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When are -ns words used with accusative direct objects?

I think the confusion, here and on the previous question regarding degrees of comparison, stems from conflating syntactical and semantic approaches. Syntax focuses on structural relationships. In ...
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