GCSE Latin: Use of the Cases

Uses of the Cases

This table (adapted from Kennedy’s Latin Primer) provides a basic overview of how to translate each of the cases.

Nominative servus currit The slave runs subject
Vocative serve! O slave! address
Accusative servum video I see the slave object
Genitive servi liber The book of the slave description
Dative servo librum dedi I gave a book to the slave receiver
Ablative servo clamor venit The noise came from the slave source

Other uses of the cases

See the pages of the individual cases for other common, and exceptional, uses.