The accusative case performs several functions.
There are three other uses of the accusative at GCSE level:
This is the most common use of the accusative case. The object is the noun which “suffers” the action of a (transitive) verb.
|e.g.||pueri cibum amant.|
|The boys love their food.|
|senex nautas heri vidit.|
|The old man saw the sailors yesterday.|
Although the preposition ad is used with the accusative case for motion towards (e.g. ad villam rediit = “He returned to the villa”), the accusative case without a preposition is used for the names of towns and small islands, and the word domus “house, home.”
|e.g.||domum ire constituerunt.|
|They decided to go home.|
|tribus horis Romam reveniemus.|
|In three hours we will return to Rome.|
There might be two accusatives with the verb rogo “I ask:” both for the person being asked and for the thing being asked for.
|e.g.||matrem pecuniam rogavimus.|
|We asked mother for money.|