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Verb + esse + predicate nominative

This is called a nominativus cum infinitivo, which is possible with intellegitur because the finite verb is passive. Debeo normally has a mere infinitive with it, so there is no indirect statement ...
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Grammatical structure of "Obsidibus imperatis centum hos Haeduis custodiendos tradit"

Absolute means "syntactically unconnected to the rest of the sentence except as an adverbial adjunct to the praedicate". The real issue here is, I believe, not whether the ablative is ...
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Grammatical structure of "Obsidibus imperatis centum hos Haeduis custodiendos tradit"

Does this sentence have an ablative absolute that connects grammatically to the rest of the sentence? As Joonas has already pointed out, this question can be answered/interpreted in different ways. ...
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Grammatical structure of "Obsidibus imperatis centum hos Haeduis custodiendos tradit"

Does this sentence have an ablative absolute that connects grammatically to the rest of the sentence? I think it depends on what you mean by connecting grammatically. It is clear that hos means ...
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